News & Perspectives

Survey Methodology

  • Survey fielded to 292,251 US physicians
  • Total respondents*: 29,025 US physicians across 25 specialty areas
  • Fieldwork conducted by Medscape from 1/12/2012—1/27/2012
  • Data collected via third-party online survey collection site

* Respondents were entered into a sweepstakes to win an Apple iPad 2 16GB Wi-Fi Enabled Device awarded to 5 physicians.


Medscape's 2012 Physician Lifestyle Report provides physicians with insights regarding who they are and how they live outside of practicing medicine. This comprehensive report consolidates responses from close to 30,000 US physicians and offers details on their political and spiritual beliefs, health, vacations, what cars they buy, and more.


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