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When md's finish their residencies, do most of them stay at the hospital to further establish themselves or do they work for another private office?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Most stay local
Most new docs practice within about 50 miles of where they completed their residencies.
This is why lots of remote places are starting new residency programs, to "grow" some local docs. This creates some exciting training opportunities and provides access to health care for under-served communities.

In brief: Most stay local
Most new docs practice within about 50 miles of where they completed their residencies.
This is why lots of remote places are starting new residency programs, to "grow" some local docs. This creates some exciting training opportunities and provides access to health care for under-served communities.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Most docs stay in the area, though not at same hospital.
This is due to having settled, spouses with jobs, etc. Also hospital's network is strongest nearby. Some choose to further specialize with fellowships, which may be at same or far off hospital. In this economy, new docs are just trying to find any work to help pay student loans.

In brief: Depends
Most docs stay in the area, though not at same hospital.
This is due to having settled, spouses with jobs, etc. Also hospital's network is strongest nearby. Some choose to further specialize with fellowships, which may be at same or far off hospital. In this economy, new docs are just trying to find any work to help pay student loans.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: MOST 'move on'
Most physicians (M.D.
, D.O.'s) join an existing medical group (not hospital based per se) or less likely they go into solo private practice. Some physicians continue their training in a 'fellowship' then join a practice. Only a few doctors have a totally hospital based practice e.g. 'hospitalists'.

In brief: MOST 'move on'
Most physicians (M.D.
, D.O.'s) join an existing medical group (not hospital based per se) or less likely they go into solo private practice. Some physicians continue their training in a 'fellowship' then join a practice. Only a few doctors have a totally hospital based practice e.g. 'hospitalists'.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
In brief: MDs and DOs
Usually select a residency based on many things, location may be one.
Where it ranks in the list of requirements depends on the individual. A particular residency may be one of few places that teaches something unique or in a different way. It may also depend on the residents. I believe most residencies prefer grads stay in the area. In priv. Pract. You can still affiliate with the hospital.

In brief: MDs and DOs
Usually select a residency based on many things, location may be one.
Where it ranks in the list of requirements depends on the individual. A particular residency may be one of few places that teaches something unique or in a different way. It may also depend on the residents. I believe most residencies prefer grads stay in the area. In priv. Pract. You can still affiliate with the hospital.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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