Merritt Hawkins is considered one of the nation’s most recognized physician recruiting firms. Our full-service, permanent physician search firm specializes in recruiting and placing top physicians and advanced practitioner talent in jobs across the country. Because we are solely dedicated to healthcare recruitment and physician job search, we have developed a methodology that results in the placement of the highest quality clinicians and physician leaders across the full spectrum of healthcare delivery systems.

The physician recruiting and staffing professionals at Merritt Hawkins provide hands-on assistance in developing competitive incentive packages, outlining candidate sourcing strategies and screening and interviewing candidates, making sure that both our staffing clients and job seeker candidates are satisfied. With unmatched resources, we are a leading choice for physician and advanced practice job searches.

With the goal of providing expertise and access, our consultants are trained to articulate the most sophisticated physician recruitment process in the field. This has positioned Merritt Hawkins as the established leader in permanent physician search.  And as a part of AMN Healthcare, we are part of the largest healthcare workforce solutions company in the United States with more than 2,800 staffing professionals nationwide


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At Merritt Hawkins, we know what it takes to recruit and place top physician and advanced practitioner talent. Our well-respected senior leadership team brings deep knowledge of health care industry trends and a proven methodology that results in successful placement of the highest quality clinicians.

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Our unique healthcare executive search firm consistently places C-level executives and physician leaders on behalf of clients seeking recruitment services. We are proficient in the recruitment of both clinical and non-clinical healthcare executives, offering our clients a single source of clinical and leadership search expertise.

Unlike many of our competitors, healthcare is not just a service line we offer. Merritt Hawkins is 100% rooted in healthcare. We are thought leaders in the physician recruitment industry, and can connect you to the most qualified clinical and non-clinical leaders. Let us help your facility be successful.

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Press Releases

The Physicians Foundation’s Sixth Biennial Survey Finds Physicians are Pessimistic About the Future of the Profession as Burnout Rates Continue to Rise

BOSTON, September 18, 2018 — The Physicians Foundation, a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance the work of practicing physicians and helps them facilitate the delivery of healthcare to patients, has released the findings of its 2018 survey of U.S. physicians, revealing the impact of several factors driving physicians to reassess their careers. The new


DALLAS, June 12, 2018 – While demand for primary care physicians remains robust, hospitals, medical groups and other healthcare facilities are shifting their recruiting efforts to medical specialists, according to an annual report tracking physician starting salaries and recruiting trends. Prepared by Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm and a company of AMN



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Physician Supply and Demand Fact Sheet
This white paper provides an at-a-glance look at current statistics revealing physician supply and demand facts and trends in the United States from various sources. Download your copy today.

2018 Survey of America’s Physicians
The Physicians Foundation, with the assistance of Merritt Hawkins, conducts a nationwide survey every other year to answer these critical questions, as well as many others regarding who physicians are and how they practice.

The Growing Use and Recruitment of Hospitalists
Hospitalist medicine, still a relatively new area of practice, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. This white paper examines trends in the recruitment of hospitalists, including current supply and demand projections, compensation…