There are no precise psychologic criteria for the selection of residents in anesthesiology.
We attempted to provide an objective guide by comparing clinical performance with psychologic tests which we administered to 95 beginning residents in six training programs.
The performance of the residents was evaluated by faculty members at the end of the first and second years.
We found that high-performance residents scored better than low-performance residents in the categories of Dominance, Independence, Empathy, Responsibility, Socialization, Achievement Motivation, and Well-Being.
Prediction of high performance can also be based on Alpha personalities, who typically are independent, reliable, and self-disciplined.
Mots-clés Pascal : Anesthésiste, Recrutement, Critère sélection, Anesthésie, Spécialité médicale, Etudiant, Aptitude professionnelle, Performance, Etats Unis, Test personnalité, Psychométrie, Internat, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Anesthesiologist, Recruitment, Selection criterion, Anesthesia, Medical specialty, Student, Vocational aptitude, Performance, United States, Personality test, Psychometrics, North America, America
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