There is uncertainty regarding the effects of physician training on planned practice features of Australian physician trainees, for example plans for urban or rural, full-time or part-time and academic/research or purely clinical practice.
These plans may differ between male and female trainees and between generalists and sub-specialists.
To examine the changes in anticipated practice patterns over the course of advanced physician training.
Longitudinal study of doctors in Australia who passed the Part I clinical examination of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1991,1992 and 1993, followed annually up until 1995.
Changes in future practice plans regarding full-or part-time work, rural or urban practice and pure clinical work or a mixture with research were examined among generalist and specialist trainees and among men and women.
Statistical analysis included the calculation of chi square for trend statistics and intraclass correlation coefficients.
At least one follow-up questionnaire was received from 80% of the 334 original respondents.
The majority had been able to obtain their training job of choice.
By the time of last follow-up, around 80% planned to practise in a capital city, indicating a shift during training from those who initially stated no preference.
There was also a shift towards combining research with clinical practice and among women wishing to practise part-time only. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Pratique professionnelle, Planification, Emploi temps partiel, Zone rurale, Zone urbaine, Motivation, Questionnaire, Homme, Australie, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Professional practice, Planning, Part time job, Rural area, Urban area, Motivation, Questionnaire, Human, Australia, Oceania
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0038179
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 21/05/1997.