Context. - Studies analyzing the physician workforce have concluded that the United States is verging on a physician oversupply, yet we lack persuasive evidence that this is resulting in physician underemployment and/or unemployment.
- To determine the degree to which graduating residents have difficulty finding or are unable to find employment in their primary career choices.
- Two 1-page surveys sent separately to residents and to program directors to collect information on the employment status of residents who were completing a graduate medical education program at the end of the 1995-1996 academic year.
- A total of 25 067 resident physicians scheduled in the spring of 1996 to complete a residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education, and 4569 program directors in 31 specialties and subspecialties.
- Both the graduates'employment status and the degree of difficulty they experienced securing a practice position, as reported by resident physicians and program directors.
- After 6 months of data collection, 12 135 (48.4%) of 25 067 resident physicians responded to the survey.
Of the respondents, 11 200 had completed their training, and 7628 (68.1%) were attempting to enter the workforce, 28.4% were seeking additional training, and 3.5% were fulfilling their military obligations.
Of the 7628 resident physicians who sought employment, 67. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Activité professionnelle, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Médecin, Emploi, Exploration, Recherche
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Professional activity, Human, United States, North America, America, Physician, Employment, Exploration, Research
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0420160
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 25/01/1999.