We surveyed all the graduates of four fellowship programs in pediatric anesthesia between 1985 and 1993 to assess their current professional activities, their evaluation of fellowship training, and their opinions on future directions of such training.
One-hundred ninety-one (62%) of the graduates responded.
Nearly all of the respondents had sought fellowship training for pediatric anesthesia and thought that the training was worthwhile.
At the time of the survey, 40% worked in a children's hospital, 72% had university or affiliate positions, and 54% had a practice that was>50% pediatric.
Those with =12 mo fellowship and/or board certification in pediatrics were the most likely to have a pediatric-dedicated practice.
Seventy percent of the respondents thought that fellowship training should be for 12 mo, and the proportion of respondents who recommended inclusion of training in pain management and clinical research was greater than the number who had actually received such training.
Fifty-eight percent of respondents supported restriction of fellowship positions in the future, but 83% did not support a mandatory 2-yr fellowship with research training.
We conclude that fellowships in pediatric anesthesia seem to be successful in providing training that is not only satisfying to the trainees, but that is also followed by active involvement in the care of children and in the training of residents and fellows in anesthesia. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Anesthésie, Pédiatrie, Spécialité médicale, Programme enseignement, Enseignement universitaire, Formation professionnelle, Pratique professionnelle, Homme, Enquête, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Tutorat
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Anesthesia, Pediatrics, Medical specialty, Educational program, Higher education, Occupational training, Professional practice, Human, Survey, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0036622
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 17/04/1998.