Factors influencing career choice after initial training in surgery.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/126081
Title:
Factors influencing career choice after initial training in surgery.
Authors:
McHugh, Seamus; Corrigan, Mark; Sheikh, Athar; Lehane, Elaine; Tanner, William; Hill, Arnold
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. seamusmchugh@rcsi.ie
Citation:
Factors influencing career choice after initial training in surgery. 2011, 35 (3):487-92 World J Surg
Journal:
World journal of surgery
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/126081
DOI:
10.1007/s00268-010-0934-1
PubMed ID:
21207028
Abstract:
Irish general surgery faces a recruitment crisis with only 87 of 145 (60%) basic surgical training (BST) places filled in 2009. We assessed basic surgical trainees to identify objective, and potentially modifiable, factors that influence ultimate recruitment into a general surgical career.; Candidates commencing BST training during a 5-year period between 2004 and 2008 were included in a quantitative study. In addition a total of 2,536 candidates, representing all those who commenced surgical training in Ireland since 1960 were identified through the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) database and invited to complete an online survey. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS version 15, with p < 0.05 considered significant.; During the 5-year quantitative study period there were 381 BST trainees. Gender was a significant predictor of career choice with women more likely to ultimately choose a nonsurgical career after initial surgical training (p = 0.049). Passing surgical membership examinations (MRCS) also was predictive of remaining in surgery (p = 0.005). Training region was not a significant predictor of ultimate career choice. There were 418 survey respondents. The influence of role models was most commonly cited as influencing candidates in choosing to commence surgical training. Candidates who rated "academic opportunity" (p = 0.023) and "intellectual challenge" (p = 0.047) as factors that influenced their decision to commence surgical training were more likely to ultimately continue their careers in a surgical speciality.; This study describes the career pathway of surgical trainees and confirms the importance of academic achievement in discriminating between candidates applying for surgical training schemes.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1432-2323

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcHugh, Seamusen
dc.contributor.authorCorrigan, Marken
dc.contributor.authorSheikh, Atharen
dc.contributor.authorLehane, Elaineen
dc.contributor.authorTanner, Williamen
dc.contributor.authorHill, Arnolden
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-29T14:02:20Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-29T14:02:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.citationFactors influencing career choice after initial training in surgery. 2011, 35 (3):487-92 World J Surgen
dc.identifier.issn1432-2323-
dc.identifier.pmid21207028-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00268-010-0934-1-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/126081-
dc.description.abstractIrish general surgery faces a recruitment crisis with only 87 of 145 (60%) basic surgical training (BST) places filled in 2009. We assessed basic surgical trainees to identify objective, and potentially modifiable, factors that influence ultimate recruitment into a general surgical career.-
dc.description.abstractCandidates commencing BST training during a 5-year period between 2004 and 2008 were included in a quantitative study. In addition a total of 2,536 candidates, representing all those who commenced surgical training in Ireland since 1960 were identified through the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) database and invited to complete an online survey. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS version 15, with p < 0.05 considered significant.-
dc.description.abstractDuring the 5-year quantitative study period there were 381 BST trainees. Gender was a significant predictor of career choice with women more likely to ultimately choose a nonsurgical career after initial surgical training (p = 0.049). Passing surgical membership examinations (MRCS) also was predictive of remaining in surgery (p = 0.005). Training region was not a significant predictor of ultimate career choice. There were 418 survey respondents. The influence of role models was most commonly cited as influencing candidates in choosing to commence surgical training. Candidates who rated "academic opportunity" (p = 0.023) and "intellectual challenge" (p = 0.047) as factors that influenced their decision to commence surgical training were more likely to ultimately continue their careers in a surgical speciality.-
dc.description.abstractThis study describes the career pathway of surgical trainees and confirms the importance of academic achievement in discriminating between candidates applying for surgical training schemes.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleFactors influencing career choice after initial training in surgery.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. seamusmchugh@rcsi.ieen
dc.identifier.journalWorld journal of surgeryen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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