Journal article

Long-term Plans for Those Selecting Hospital Medicine as an Initial Career Choice.

Gary L Freed, Gail A McGuinness, Linda A Althouse, Lauren M Moran, Laura Spera

Hosp Pediatr | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The proportion of the newly graduated pediatric workforce that becomes hospitalists has been increasing slightly over the past decade. However, it is unknown what proportion of those who accept hospitalist positions as their first job intend to remain in the field longer term. This is important to workforce projections regarding the magnitude of those who will function in this role. METHODS: The American Board of Pediatrics incorporated a structured questionnaire within the online application process to the General Pediatrics certification application. Respondents identified as residents or chief residents who selected "hospitalist position" as their immediate postresidency plan ..

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