Primary care remains in high demand among physician recruiters
New survey shows family, internal medicine continue strong in job category
Family medicine, internal medicine, general pediatrics, and emergency medicine were among the specialties that saw the greatest number of job searches in 2013, according to the in-house physician recruitment benchmarking report published by the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters.
About 70% of the approximately 5,000 member searches ASPR examined were for a family medicine provider, according to the report. While 71% of nurse practitioner and 50% of physician assistant searches were for primary care, compared with 38% and 43%, respectively, in 2012.
The typical organization participating in the survey conducted 26 searches in 2013 and employed two in-house physician recruiters. “Both of these statistics appear to signal a significant increase in physician recruiting, given that in 2012 the median organization performed just 20 searches and employed one in-house physician recruiter,” the report states.
About 69% of the reported searches were conducted for practices owned by hospitals or integrated delivery systems, while 11% were by physician-owned practices. About 8% of active searches used Locum Tenens.