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Many new doctors regret choosing medical career

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More than one fourth of new physicians said they would choose a different field if they had it to do over again, according to a survey by physician recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins.

More than one fourth of new physicians said they would choose a different field if they had it to do over again, according to a survey by physician recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins. The 28% who said they'd choose a different field was up from 18% in a similar survey in 2008.

"With declining reimbursement, increasing costs, malpractice worries, and the uncertainty of health reform, it is not surprising that many newly trained doctors are concerned about what awaits them," company representatives said in a press release.

In other findings, only 1% said they wanted a solo practice; and 32% preferred to be employed by a hospital, up from 22% in 2008.

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