Over 30% of young physicians would not choose medicine again

Over one-third (32 percent) of physicians under 40 would not choose medicine again if given the choice, according to Medscape's "Young Physician Compensation" report for 2022. 

This survey comes as burnout rates among physicians continue to climb, up 5 percentage points in two years. 

About 68 percent of surveyed physicians under 40 would choose medicine again, down from 76 percent last year. 

Seventy-four percent of physicians over 40 would choose medicine again. 

Young ophthalmologists are the most likely to choose medicine again (83 percent), followed by cardiologists (76 percent) and gastroenterologists (73 percent). 

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