Recently Trained Pediatric Subspecialists: Perspectives on Training and Scope of Practice
Gary L Freed, Kelly M Dunham, Kara E Switalski, M Douglas Jones, Gail A McGuinness
PEDIATRICS | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 2009
OBJECTIVES: Little is known regarding the factors influencing the decision to pursue pediatric subspecialty fellowship training and the timing of when such a decision is made. In addition, there is no information regarding whether the general pediatrics training received in residency is perceived as valuable by subspecialists. This study was conducted to characterize the strengths and weaknesses of residency and fellowship training from the perspective of recently trained pediatric subspecialists and to assess their current and future career goals and intended scope of practice. METHODS: A random sample of 550 subspecialists whose initial application for pediatric subspecialty certification ..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.