While the number of internal medicine-pediatrics (med/peds) residency training programs has increased considerably in the past decade, questions continue to be raised about career paths of the graduates of these programs.
It is uncertain whether med/peds graduates follow a generalist career path and whether they continue to practice both specialties.
To determine the career outcomes of graduates of med/peds residency programs.
A survey questionnaire of graduates of med/peds residency programs.
The computer databases of the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine were used to identify 1482 individuals who had completed training in combined med/peds residency programs between 1986 and 1995 and who had applied to either board for certification.
The survey questionnaire was mailed to all graduates identified.
Time spent in professional activity (patient care, teaching, administration, and research), site of principal clinical activity, ages of the patient population, types of hospital privileges, practice organization, subspecialty activity, night and weekend coverage arrangements, community size of practice, involvement in teaching, and membership in professional organizations.
Of the total group of 1482 graduates, 87.3% are certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, 91.3% by the American Board of Pediatrics, and 81.6% by both boards. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Pédiatrie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Carrière professionnelle, Enquête
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Pediatrics, United States, North America, America, Career, Survey
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0464144
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 22/03/2000.