Which Type of Doctor Is the Happiest?
Ever wondered about the lives of the people who ask you to stick out your tongue and say “ahhh”? The newly-released Medscape/WebMD’s 2012 Physician Lifestyle Report could provide some insights.
Earlier this year, about 29,000 doctors representing 25 specialties replied to an online poll about their opinions about their happiness, health, non-work activities and more. Consider it a peek behind the white coat, if you will.
Here’s just a sampling — see the entire report for more.
5. Emergency medicine doctors.
1. Tie: neurologists, gastroenterologists and internal medicine doctors
3. General surgeons
4. Plastic surgeons
2. Plastic surgeons
Least Healthy Doctors:
1. Critical care doctors
1. Foreign Travel
2. Beach Vacations
3. Split along gender lines: male doctors like road trips, while female doctors enjoy luxury spas