The most rewarding & challenging aspects of medicine for young physicians: 11 points

For physicians younger than 40, relationships with their patients and their gratitude are the most rewarding parts of their job, while the array of rules and regulations they must adhere to is the most challenging, a new Medscape report shows.

For the report, the medical news website polled 17,461 physicians in 30 specialties from Oct. 4, 2019, to Feb. 10.

The five most rewarding parts of a young physician’s job include:

● Gratitude/relationships with patients: 29 percent
● Knowing that I’m making the world a better place: 23 percent
● Being good at what I do/finding answers, diagnoses: 21 percent
● Making good money at a job I like: 14 percent
● Being proud of being a doctor: 6 percent

The six most challenging parts of a young physician’s job include:

● Having so many rules and regulations: 24 percent
● Dealing with difficult patients: 21 percent
● Having to work long hours: 19 percent
● Difficulties getting fair reimbursement from or dealing with Medicare and other insurers: 9 percent
● Working with an EHR system: 9 percent
● Worrying about being sued: 9 percent

More articles on physicians:
Prevalence of burnout among surgical residents depends on its definition, study finds
12% of physicians are considering leaving medicine and 7 other findings about the US physician COVID-19 experience
Hawaii hospital conducts 26 COVID-19 tests after ER physician contracts virus


© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.