Blog | Thursday, June 14, 2012

QD: News Every Day--Recruiting trends show migration of jobs for new doctors

California, Pennsylvania and Texas offered the most jobs to new physicians last year, with 300, 292 and 267 doctors settling in those states, respectively, MGMA reports.

The least number of placements happened in North Dakota, Idaho and Vermont, according to MGMA's Physician Placement Starting Salary Survey: 2012 Report Based on 2011 Data, conducted in collaboration with the National Association of Physician Recruiters.

More physicians settled in the American Northwest (Idaho, Oregon, and Washington plus Alaska) than left it. The opposite was true for the region that includes New York and New Jersey, which lost more doctors than it gained.

Almost 53% of physicians received signing bonuses as a part of their employment offers, and almost 13% of physicians received loan forgiveness packages as part of their employment offers.

The data are based on responses of 4,602 providers in 739 medical organizations.