Physician reentry: A concept whose time has come

Karen Adams, Richard Allen, Joanna M. Cain

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Abstract

Three retrainees were accepted into an innovative program designed to refresh skills to return physicians to the obstetrics and gynecology workforce after a voluntary leave of absence. The program was constructed in such a way that it did not affect existing training opportunities for medical students and residents. A protocol for application and acceptance was developed that incorporated an admissions committee and a fellowship director. The need for such retraining programs and considerations in structuring, including candidate selection, faculty involvement and support, needs assessment and curriculum development, and a protocol for administration are presented. It is hoped that other training programs with experienced educators and a surplus of clinical cases will use our model to establish their own physician reentry programs, returning these valuable members of the physician workforce to practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1195-1198
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume111
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008

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Physician reentry : A concept whose time has come. / Adams, Karen; Allen, Richard; Cain, Joanna M.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 111, No. 5, 05.2008, p. 1195-1198.

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Adams, Karen ; Allen, Richard ; Cain, Joanna M. / Physician reentry : A concept whose time has come. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2008 ; Vol. 111, No. 5. pp. 1195-1198.
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