Survey Methodology

  • Total respondents: 15,069 US physicians across 29+ specialty areas
  • Fieldwork conducted by Medscape from July 27 to October 16, 2018
  • Medscape member physicians were invited to participate in an online survey


Our 2019 Physician Lifestyle Report features insight from over 15,000 US physicians from more than 29 specialties, on various aspects of their personal and professional lives. The Physician Lifestyle & Happiness Report explores happiness at work and home, personality traits, and lifestyle—from exercise habits to the cars doctors drive. New this year, physicians share thoughts on their self-esteem and how happy they are in their marriage. The National Physician Burnout, Depression & Suicide Report takes an in-depth look at the prevalence and severity of a growing issue in medicine. Physicians reveal the depths of their burnout and how they cope at work, as well as the frequency of suicidal thoughts and whether or not they seek help for these emotions.

Medscape Reports