To learn more about current attitudes and expectations of recent (June 1995) graduates of gastroenterology fellowship programs, why they chose either a private practice or academic career, and what impact managed care or health care reform had in their decision.
Between April and June 1995, an 8-page, 35-question survey questionnaire was mailed to graduating fellows and returned for evaluation.
Graduates believed managed care had an impact on job availability, but it was not a factor in their job choice.
Forty percent of the respondents reported that finding a job was either difficult or very difficult.
The majority of respondents (67%) are pursuing a career in private practice.
Most private practice physicians (PP) trained in 2-yr programs whereas academic physicians (AC) trained for the most part in 3-yr programs.
The principal criteria on which decisions regarding job selection were based were similar between the two groups : coworkers, geographic location, access to patient care, and ability to perform endoscopy.
Respondents in PP and AC expected to work 50-70 h/wk, care for patients with similar diseases, and have ample time for family.
They would choose GI again as a career and believed that there is a future in GI.
Salary expectations varied markedly between the two groups, and AC physicians were more concerned about their future financial needs. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Gastroentérologie, Spécialité médicale, Attitude, Médecin, Carrière professionnelle, Critère décision, Milieu hospitalier, Secteur privé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système santé, Réforme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gastroenterology, Medical specialty, Attitude, Physician, Career, Decision criterion, Hospital environment, Private sector, United States, North America, America, Health system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0490744
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 10/04/1997.