Sound Off on the State of Medicine
By David Doolittle


Just how do you feel about the future of the medical profession? 

  • Very positive/optimistic 
  • Somewhat positive/optimistic 
  • Somewhat negative/pessimistic 
  • Very negative/pessimistic 

If you had your career to do over, would you choose to be a physician?

What do you think is the best direction for the U.S. health care system?

The Physicians Foundation is asking questions like these of doctors throughout the country in its latest physician survey

The Physicians Foundation, a nonprofit grant-making organization, conducts this survey every two years to better understand the morale, career plans, and practice realities of today's physicians.

“Our goal is to produce a ‘state of the union’ of the medical profession that can have a significant impact on both policy and public perceptions,” the foundation said in a statement. “Our last survey, in 2016, garnered responses from over 17,000 practicing physicians.”

The 34-question survey asks for your thoughts on issues such as telemedicine, the opioid crisis, value-based compensation, maintenance of certification, electronic health records, and — of course — the future of medicine.

If you take the survey, you’ll be entered to win one of five $500 Amazon gift cards and one $5,000 Amazon gift card. In addition, the Physicians Foundation will contribute $5,000 to the state medical society that generates the most survey responses and $5,000 to the society that generates the most per-capita.

Check your email for the survey, which will be delivered through May, or take the survey online now.

Last Updated On

March 26, 2018

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Dave Doolittle is editor of Texas Medicine and Texas Medicine Today. Dave grew up in Austin, where he attended culinary school as well as the University of Texas. He spent years covering Central Texas for the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. He is the father of two girls, a proud Longhorn, and an avid motorsports fan.

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