Journal article

Attractions and barriers to Australian physician-researcher careers.

Joanna MZ Mills, Andrzej S Januszewski, Bruce G Robinson, Caroline L Traill, Alicia J Jenkins, Anthony C Keech

Intern Med J | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is a global concern that physician-researchers are 'a dying breed'. Recent studies of clinical career choices of Australian medical students and doctors have signalled the rising age of medical graduates, generational shifts in work-life attitudes and increased proportion of female graduates. There are scant data regarding Australian physician-researchers. AIMS: To develop and utilise a questionnaire determining respondent characteristics and 'push' and 'pull' factors for medical graduates to incorporate research into their careers. METHODS: We developed and administered an 88-item online survey, including quantitative and qualitative questions, to medical students, faculty..

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