Despite widespread concern that a major surplus of non-primary-care physicians is developing, little nonanecdotal information has been available.
Therefore, we developed and applied a methodology for appraising the situation of new graduates.
Graduates should be particularly vulnerable because, unlike seasoned physicians, they all must find employment.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
In April-May 1995, and in a December follow-up, we surveyed diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology training program directors about the status of their 1995 residency and fellowship graduates, their programs, and the employment market.
More than 90% responded.
We compared findings with similar 1994 surveys
Differences were assessed with t tests or multiple regression analyses, with ap value of less than or equal to. 05 as the test of significance.
Directors reported unemployment 6 months after graduation was 0.6% (±0.3%) for diagnostic radiology fellows and less for others.
They said approximately 90% of graduates had positions reasonably matching their training and personal employment goals.
Reported unemployment rates and percentages of graduates in desired positions did not differ from 1994.
However, training directors generally were more pessimistic in 1995, overwhelmingly reporting the employment market was more difficult than in recent years.
Few statistically significant differences among subgroups-including diagnostic subspecialties-were found. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Evaluation, Marché travail, Médecin, Spécialité médicale, Radiologie, Recherche, Emploi, Temps attente, Radiothérapie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Evaluation, Labour market, Physician, Medical specialty, Radiology, Research, Employment, Waiting time, Radiotherapy, Human
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Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 10/04/1997.