Percentage of emergency medicine residency graduates who got their first choice of jobs did not change between 1995 and 1997

Mark T. Steele, William A. Watson, O. John Ma

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to compare the number of emergency medicine (EM) graduates unable to find a job in the city/area of their first choice in 1995 and 1997. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to EM residents who graduated in both 1995 and 1997. The survey ascertained resident's practice city and state, whether their job was in the city/area of first choice and how satisfied they were with their practice selection. Eighty (83%) programs and 507 (70%) of eligible residents participated. Thirty-eight percent of graduates chose to practice in the city or metropolitan area where they trained and 75% of respondents were very satisfied with their practice selection. Nineteen percent stated they would not be practicing in the city/area of their first choice; one-third indicated there were no jobs available and two-thirds stated that jobs were available but not desirable. These numbers were similar to the 1995 data (P = .79). Job selection was more important than liking (P < .001) or having lived in (P < .001) a desired city/area of practice location. In conclusion, 1997 EM residency graduates were as successful as 1995 graduates in obtaining their first choice of jobs. Copyright (C) 2000 by W.B. Saunders Company.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-155
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

Keywords

  • Emergency medicine
  • Manpower
  • Residency training
  • Workforce

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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