Objective To learn more about how research in academic surgery is viewed by surgical residents and their chairpersons.
Summary Background Data There is a general perception that a productive experience in a basic science laboratory is an important prerequisite for a successful career in academic surgery.
Methods An anonymous mail survey of 189 surgical residents entering the laboratory and their chairpersons (n=81) was done.
Questions included how a laboratory was chosen by the resident, the importance of a basic science laboratory experience as a prerequisite to an academic career, and the perceived goal or goals of the laboratory experience.
Data were analyzed by chi square analysis.
Results The response rate from each group was excellent (80% response for residents, 90% from chairpersons).
Of the residents surveyed, 78% were men and 22% were women ; 51% entered the laboratory after 2 years of clinical training and 34% after 3 years ; 84% did their research at their home institution and 91% worked in a surgeon's laboratory ; 51% were scheduled to be in the laboratory for 1 year, 41% for 2 years, and 7% for 3 years.
Two thirds of the residents were salaried by the surgery department.
Both residents (70%) and chairpersons (86%) felt that the best surgical journal was Annals of Surgery.
Both groups ranked Science as the top basic science journal.
Twenty-four percent of the residents felt their peers offered the best advice in choosing a laboratory compared ...
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Interne(étudiant), Recherche scientifique, Enquête opinion, Enquête par correspondance, Laboratoire, Formation professionnelle, Milieu universitaire, Etats Unis, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Resident(student), Scientific research, Opinion inquiry, Mail inquiry, Laboratory, Occupational training, University environment, United States, Human, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199608.