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In Reply: We agree with Dr Sunshine that timing is a critical factor in conducting research on
physician employment. The percentage of recent graduates who are
unemployed or underemployed will, of course, continue to diminish with
time following the completion of their training. In fact, in another
study, we found that, after 2 years in the workforce, only a small
percentage of physicians were unemployed, and most were previously
employed; however, more than 18% were not satisfied with their current
positions. Nevertheless, the number of individuals completing
residencies without finding suitable practice locations within a short
time is a new phenomenon and one that requires continued surveillance.
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