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Unfallchirurg. 2013 Jun;116(6):563-9. doi: 10.1007/s00113-013-2360-y.

[Academic clinical medicine in orthopedic and trauma surgery: which route will the next generation choose?].

[Article in German]

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Orthopädische Klinik, Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus, Fetscherstrasse 74, 01307, Dresden, Deutschland. peter.bernstein@uniklinikum-dresden.de

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

An increasing clinical pressure forces academic surgeons in Germany to decide between private life and research activities. How do those people decide and how do they develop their individual career plan?

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

In an e-mail survey German orthopedic and trauma surgeons were interviewed on their way of reconciliation of private life, clinical duties and research. The survey included the same questions as the previous survey and a follow-up of 66 % was achieved.

RESULTS:

The number of consultants in the questioned cohort increased from 44 % to 66 %. More than 80 % reported that the workload had increased which was accompanied by a more clinical orientation of research activities. When asked about personal priorities and wishes leisure time was ranked first, surgical skills, research and income followed in that order. The majority were content with the current situation and career path.

CONCLUSIONS:

This is the first study on occupational conditions in orthopedic and trauma surgeons in a time-line based manner. It became evident that a more clinical orientation of research is needed to match the interests of clinically engaged surgeons in orthopedics and traumatology.

PMID:
23604337
DOI:
10.1007/s00113-013-2360-y
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