Exodus? The training paths and plans of postgraduate medical trainees, under the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323794
Title:
Exodus? The training paths and plans of postgraduate medical trainees, under the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
Authors:
Bennett, D; Dornan, T; Bergin, C; Horgan, M
Affiliation:
School of Medicine, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, d.bennett@ucc.ie.
Citation:
Exodus? The training paths and plans of postgraduate medical trainees, under the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. 2014: Ir J Med Sci
Publisher:
Irish journal of medical science
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
9-Mar-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323794
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-014-1093-4
PubMed ID:
24609607
Abstract:
In 2006, the Buttimer report highlighted the paucity of demographic data on those applying for and entering postgraduate medical education and training (PGMET) in Ireland. Today, concerns that there is an "exodus" of graduates of Irish medical schools are at the forefront of national discussion, however, published data on PGMET remains inadequate.; The objectives of this study were to collate existing data relating to trainees and training programmes at three stages of training and to examine the career plans of junior trainees.; Data from application forms for training programmes, commencing July 2012, under the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (n = 870), were integrated with data from other existing sources. Candidates entering basic specialist training were surveyed with regard to career plans. Descriptive and comparative analysis was performed in SPSS version 18.; Graduates of Irish medical schools made up over 70 % of appointees. Over 80 % of BST trainees aspired to work as consultants in Ireland, but 92.5 % planned to spend time working abroad (response rate 77 %). Decisions to leave the Irish system were linked to lifestyle, but also to failure to be appointed to higher specialist training. Significant numbers of trainees return to Ireland after a period abroad.; The trainee "exodus" is more complex than is often portrayed. The desire to spend time working outside Ireland must be accounted for in workforce planning and configuration of training programmes. Expansion of HST is a potential solution to reduce the numbers of graduates leaving Ireland post-BST.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
BACKGROUND: In 2006, the Buttimer report highlighted the paucity of demographic data on those applying for and entering postgraduate medical education and training (PGMET) in Ireland. Today, concerns that there is an "exodus" of graduates of Irish medical schools are at the forefront of national discussion, however, published data on PGMET remains inadequate. AIMS: The objectives of this study were to collate existing data relating to trainees and training programmes at three stages of training and to examine the career plans of junior trainees. METHODS: Data from application forms for training programmes, commencing July 2012, under the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (n = 870), were integrated with data from other existing sources. Candidates entering basic specialist training were surveyed with regard to career plans. Descriptive and comparative analysis was performed in SPSS version 18. RESULTS: Graduates of Irish medical schools made up over 70 % of appointees. Over 80 % of BST trainees aspired to work as consultants in Ireland, but 92.5 % planned to spend time working abroad (response rate 77 %). Decisions to leave the Irish system were linked to lifestyle, but also to failure to be appointed to higher specialist training. Significant numbers of trainees return to Ireland after a period abroad. CONCLUSIONS: The trainee "exodus" is more complex than is often portrayed. The desire to spend time working outside Ireland must be accounted for in workforce planning and configuration of training programmes. Expansion of HST is a potential solution to reduce the numbers of graduates leaving Ireland post-BST.
Keywords:
MEDICAL STAFF
ISSN:
1863-4362

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBennett, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorDornan, Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorBergin, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHorgan, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-25T10:15:48Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-25T10:15:48Z-
dc.date.issued2014-03-09-
dc.identifier.citationExodus? The training paths and plans of postgraduate medical trainees, under the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. 2014: Ir J Med Scien_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid24609607-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-014-1093-4-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323794-
dc.descriptionBACKGROUND: In 2006, the Buttimer report highlighted the paucity of demographic data on those applying for and entering postgraduate medical education and training (PGMET) in Ireland. Today, concerns that there is an "exodus" of graduates of Irish medical schools are at the forefront of national discussion, however, published data on PGMET remains inadequate. AIMS: The objectives of this study were to collate existing data relating to trainees and training programmes at three stages of training and to examine the career plans of junior trainees. METHODS: Data from application forms for training programmes, commencing July 2012, under the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (n = 870), were integrated with data from other existing sources. Candidates entering basic specialist training were surveyed with regard to career plans. Descriptive and comparative analysis was performed in SPSS version 18. RESULTS: Graduates of Irish medical schools made up over 70 % of appointees. Over 80 % of BST trainees aspired to work as consultants in Ireland, but 92.5 % planned to spend time working abroad (response rate 77 %). Decisions to leave the Irish system were linked to lifestyle, but also to failure to be appointed to higher specialist training. Significant numbers of trainees return to Ireland after a period abroad. CONCLUSIONS: The trainee "exodus" is more complex than is often portrayed. The desire to spend time working outside Ireland must be accounted for in workforce planning and configuration of training programmes. Expansion of HST is a potential solution to reduce the numbers of graduates leaving Ireland post-BST.en_GB
dc.description.abstractIn 2006, the Buttimer report highlighted the paucity of demographic data on those applying for and entering postgraduate medical education and training (PGMET) in Ireland. Today, concerns that there is an "exodus" of graduates of Irish medical schools are at the forefront of national discussion, however, published data on PGMET remains inadequate.-
dc.description.abstractThe objectives of this study were to collate existing data relating to trainees and training programmes at three stages of training and to examine the career plans of junior trainees.-
dc.description.abstractData from application forms for training programmes, commencing July 2012, under the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (n = 870), were integrated with data from other existing sources. Candidates entering basic specialist training were surveyed with regard to career plans. Descriptive and comparative analysis was performed in SPSS version 18.-
dc.description.abstractGraduates of Irish medical schools made up over 70 % of appointees. Over 80 % of BST trainees aspired to work as consultants in Ireland, but 92.5 % planned to spend time working abroad (response rate 77 %). Decisions to leave the Irish system were linked to lifestyle, but also to failure to be appointed to higher specialist training. Significant numbers of trainees return to Ireland after a period abroad.-
dc.description.abstractThe trainee "exodus" is more complex than is often portrayed. The desire to spend time working outside Ireland must be accounted for in workforce planning and configuration of training programmes. Expansion of HST is a potential solution to reduce the numbers of graduates leaving Ireland post-BST.-
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.subjectMEDICAL STAFF-
dc.titleExodus? The training paths and plans of postgraduate medical trainees, under the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Medicine, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, d.bennett@ucc.ie.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB

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