What’s in a Name? Most Popular Names in Medicine

What’s in a Name? Most Popular Names in Medicine

Would you be surprised to know that the most popular last name for doctors from 1930 to 1959 was Smith? Or that it changed to Lee in 1960 and Patel in 1980?

Changing trends, shifts in medical school demographics, and geographic location all play a part in the medical name game.

For instance, Dr. John will see you in the south, but in the northeast, you’re most likely to brush shoulders with Dr. Jennifer.

Interested to see if you made the cut or see where you fall in line with other doctors? Read more on these interesting name trends, here.

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