Surgical residents in the 1990s : issues and concerns for men and women. Commentary.
To survey the concerns of surgical residents in New England and to determine whether similarities or differences exist based on gender.
A survey was distributed to all 21 surgical residency programs.
The survey consisted of six demographic questions and 23 items, which the residents coded on a Likert-type scale.
Surgical residents enrolled in a general surgical residency or specialty residents completing general surgery requirements.
Distribution and completion of the survey.
Main Outcome Measure
Prominent concerns among residents during training years and gender differences based on these concerns.
All programs responded.
A completed survey was returned by 501 residents (73%), 378 (75%) of whom were male and 123 (25%) of whom were female.
On a scale of 1 to 5 (from no concern to major concern), the five most important issues were work hours (mean, 3.4), personal finances (mean, 3.1), quantity and quality of formal education (mean, 3.0 each), and postponement of family plans (mean, 2.9).
Six items surveyed were of more concern to women than men :
availability of role models, mentors, or both ;
comfort in expressing emotions at work ;
initiating and maintaining personal relationships ;
having children during residency ;
and postponing family plans.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Interne, Chirurgie, Spécialité médicale, Sexe, Programme enseignement, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Internal, Surgery, Medical specialty, Sex, Educational program, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0264005
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.