Based on anecdotal reports of young gastroenterologists facing extreme difficulty in finding a job, we sought to gain information about the success of newly trained gastroenterologists in finding employment in their subspecialty, and to find any possible predictors of unemployment.
We surveyed all fellows finishing basic or advanced gastroenterology fellowship training in New York City in June 1996.
Data were collected on unemployment, underemployment (practicing less than half-time gastroenterology), and also type of job, employment terms, training program, medical school, gender, and satisfaction with job plans.
Of the 59 study subjects who sought gastroenterology employment in the United States, data were collected on all of them (100%). Fifteen subjects (25%) were unemployed.
An additional 10 subjects (17%) were underemployed.
Of the 24 subjects expecting to be associates in a group practice, eight (33%) had either no signed contract, were underemployed, or both.
Programs that did not participate in the National Residency Matching Program were more likely to have both unemployed and underemployed graduates.
Unemployment among newly trained gastroenterologists in New York City is very high.
Also, there is substantial underemployment, and this phenomenon needs to be taken into account when studying the workforce.
Mots-clés Pascal : Gastroentérologie, Médecin, Programme enseignement, Chomage, Facteur prédictif, Questionnaire, Embauche, Marché travail, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Organisation santé, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gastroenterology, Physician, Educational program, Unemployment, Predictive factor, Questionnaire, Hiring, Labour market, New York, United States, North America, America, Human, Public health organization, Health policy
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