Pediatric Fellows: Perspectives on Training and Future Scope of Practice
Gary L Freed, Kelly M Dunham, Kara E Switalski, M Douglas Jones, Gail A McGuinness
PEDIATRICS | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 2009
OBJECTIVE: Training for pediatric residents who intend to pursue fellowship differs little from training for residents who intend to practice general pediatrics. It is unknown how well residents who intend to pursue subspecialty training believe that residency prepares them for subspecialty fellowships or future careers. To characterize the strengths and weaknesses of residency training and the factors influencing subspecialty choice from the perspective of subspecialty fellows, we conducted a survey of current fellows on these issues. METHODS: A random sample of 1000 physicians who were entering their second or third year of fellowship in the United States in 2007 received a structured ques..View full abstract
We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Residency Review and Redesign in Pediatrics Committee and the project group in formulation of the research questions.