When people think of winter in New England, they often envision the iconic white Christmas with lots of snow and children ice skating on ponds. That vision fills many with happy memories, and others with dread at the thought of shoveling the front steps. So it might be surprising to know that in mid-December 2015, it was raining over much of the state of Maine.
The facts aren’t too pretty and even seem looming: 25 percent of all physicians will leave their new practice after three years. If a physician is fresh out of training, the odds are even worse (sometimes as much as double). If his or her number one criterion is geography-based, opposed to practice and community-based, they are even worse.