For the ninth year, the Epocrates unit of athenahealth Inc. has published survey results on the opinions and expectations of medical students soon to enter the profession. The vendor surveyed 1,462 students in late August and early September 2014.

In an era when physicians in small practices increasingly are transitioning to larger organizations, the students appear ready to follow suit. Seventy-three percent of respondents hope to join a hospital or large group practice; only 10 percent are aiming toward a solo or partnership practice. That’s up slightly from 2013, when 70 percent wanted to join a large organization and 17 percent wanted to stay relatively small.

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