The American Medical Association polled 200 physicians, age 35 and younger, about their take on the industry and other values in its recent survey.
Here are 10 key points from the survey:
1. Sixty-six percent reported they were unhappy with medicine’s current state.
2. Thirty-four percent said the reality of practicing medicine is worse than they initially anticipated.
3. Despite these responses, 83 percent report being committed to their medical careers and their ability to transform medicine throughout their careers.
4. Seventy-five percent of millennial physicians said their future aspirations may include working in a field beyond patient care.
5. Forty-two percent said their career goals include entrepreneurial endeavors, 41 percent said healthcare consultancy and 34 percent said becoming a hospital/health system executive. Nineteen percent aspire to be academic researchers.
6. Sixty-two percent said they relied on EHRs to provide quality patient care.
7. Almost all (92 percent) said it is crucial to maintain a work-life balance.
8. While many hold this belief, only 64 percent said they felt they struck a sufficient work-life balance.
9. Only 15 percent of millennial physicians reported being full-or part-time medical practice owners.
10. Eighty percent reported being employed.
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