To determine what positions graduates of internal medicine-pediatrics programs currently hold.
A survey of the program directors of residencies in internal medicine-pediatrics.
Program directors of the 85 internal medicine-pediatrics training programs listed in the 1993-1994 Graduate Medical Education Directory.
A 1-page survey that described the current positions of trainees graduating between 1987 and 1993.
Seventy-four (87%) of the 85 program directors completed the survey.
Of the 708 graduates reported on, 68% were practicing as generalists.
The generalists of this cohort (n=480) were primarily in private practice settings (n=390,81%) and most were practicing internal medicine-pediatrics (n=416,85%). Only 12% of the generalists had chosen to practice either pediatrics or internal medicine.
Twenty-one percent of the total graduates had entered subspeciality training.
To our knowledge, the sample of 708 graduates is the largest survey of graduates of internal medicine-pediatrics programs to date and shows that 68% of graduates are practicing in primary care fields.
Graduates of internal medicine-pediatrics programs should be considered as an important source of primary care physicians.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pédiatrie, Médecin, Spécialité médicale, Activité professionnelle, Enquête, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pediatrics, Physician, Medical specialty, Professional activity, Survey, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0358544
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 12/09/1997.