Professional satisfaction and the career plans of US physicians

Christine A. Sinsky, MD, Lotte N. Dyrbye, MD, MHPE, Colin P. West, MD, PhD, Daniel Satele, MS, Michael Tutty, PhD, Tait D. Shanafelt, MD
Submitted: November, 2017

Survey 35,922 (20%) response rate, n=6695. Nearly 1 in 5 US physicians intend to reduce clinical work hours in the next year, and roughly 1 in 50 intend to leave medicine altogether in the next 2 years to pursue a different career. If physicians follow through on these intentions, it could profoundly worsen the projected shortage of US physicians.

Resource Type:
  • Peer Reviewed Research
Study Design:
  • Survey/Study
  • Burnout, Well-being, & Professionalism