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.