The opinion of current and recent internal medicine residents regarding a fourth year of training and the future of general internal medicine.
To determine the opinion of current residents and recent graduates of internal medicine training programs regarding an additional mandatory year of residency training.
A survey was made of 2,000 associate members of the American College of Physicians from five geographic regions.
Of 917 respondents, 70.3% thought a fourth year of training would impact negatively on their choice of a career in internal medicine, and 82.9% believed a mandatory fourth year should not be required of residents choosing a subspecialty career.
Furthermore, 58.1% of physicians surveyed thought a mandatory fourth year would discourage individuals from pursuing subspecialty careers.
If a mandatory fourth year of training were required, 50.7% respondents indicated that it should consist of ambulatory training in a number of general fields, while 49.6% physicians believed the training should focus on one or two subspecialty fields.
A mandatory fourth year of training is not supported by residents and recent graduates of the programs surveyed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enquête opinion, Résident, Etudiant, Enseignement, Médecine, Evolution, Médecin généraliste, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Opinion inquiry, Resident, Student, Teaching, Medicine, Evolution, General practitioner, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0336829
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 12/09/1997.