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Am J Surg. 1995 Mar;169(3):329-33.

The relationship between career satisfaction and fellowship training in academic surgeons.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Academic surgeons make various important decisions about their careers; however, little is known about the relationships between fellowship training, career development issues, and academic responsibilities.

METHODS:

Surgeon members of the Association for Surgical Education were surveyed about career development issues. Three hundred ninety-two (75.2%) surgeons responded.

RESULTS:

An exploratory factor analysis of the career development issues revealed four career development factors. Statistically significant differences were found between types of fellowship training and the career development factors. Nonfellowship-trained and clinical-fellowship-trained surgeons spend their time similarly to physicians in other specialties. Research-fellowship-trained surgeons spent significantly more time doing research, had fewer concerns about professional confidence, and expressed greater satisfaction with their careers.

CONCLUSION:

There is a relationship between career development issues, fellowship training, and type of fellowship training. Attention to these issues may be important in recruiting and retaining academic surgeons.

PMID:
7879837
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