HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Small but substantial proportion of surgeons interested in part-time training

Medical students expressed increased interest in a career in surgery if part-time training options were available, and some residents, fellows and practicing surgeons would be interested in flexible training options as well, according to the results of a web-based survey published in the October issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Current surgical residencies are a minimum of five years long; new regulations limit workweeks to 80 hours. As many as one-fifth of surgical residents leave their programs before finishing, most often citing lifestyle concerns, according to background information in the article. "Many of today's medical students have more diverse interests and, when they apply for postgraduate training, may prefer specialties in which a more flexible approach to training (i.e., part-time, reduced hours or extended periods of time off) is an option to allow them to integrate other professional and family interests," the authors write. Because about half of medical school graduates are now women, who comprise only 24 percent of general surgery residents, the field must devise methods to attract and retain female surgeons.

Alison R. Saalwachter, M.D., of the University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, and colleagues assessed interest in part-time training options among 482 medical students, 789 surgical residents, 179 surgical fellows and 2,858 fully trained surgeons using a web-based survey. The respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of one to five, how interested they would be in a general surgery training program that lasted longer but featured shorter workweeks (between 40 and 80 hours).

Of the 4,308 physicians and students who responded to the survey, 76 percent were male, and 20 to 30 percent would accept a residency that lasted longer than five years in exchange for the opportunity to train part-time (although few would accept an extension to more than seven years). Thirty-s
'"/>

Contact: Mary Jane Gore
434-924-9241
JAMA and Archives Journals
16-Oct-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Small infants have greater survival rate in high level intensive care facilities
2. Small naps a big help for young docs on long shifts
3. Small Business grant helps Chadwick Optical bring Schepens Institute invention to patients
4. Small study points to addictive effects of frequent tanning
5. Small birthweight and premature births associated with higher risk of child abuse
6. Small-bowel obstruction
7. Small-bowel injury in children more common in abuse than accident cases
8. Small, open-label study shows potential use of novel antibiotic rifaximin for Crohns disease
9. Papillomavirus vaccine could substantially reduce cervical cancer incidence
10. Black-white life expectancy gap narrows, but remains substantial
11. Health facility births key to substantially reducing maternal deaths worldwide

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... As health professionals work to improve their approach to healthcare, there ... more than filling out a survey; in many cases health professionals and patients are ... care and research on the importance of active engagement with patients and members of ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The American Board of Family ... next President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. ... 1, 2018 until Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end of 2018. Upon assuming the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... of 7® Hemp CBD Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum ... CBD dose required and providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office of Somekh & ... and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office remain up to ... with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel was founded ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have long-term insurance ... care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client has a cognitive ... the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from their insurance ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  Caris Life Sciences ... on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced ... joined Caris, Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as its 17 ... centers, the St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute will help ... the use of tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... --  Provista, a proven leader in the supply ... power, today announced a new resource area on Provistaco.com ... is the online home for case studies, articles on ... releases, slideshows and events. ... at their fingertips, viewers can also watch short videos ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ... LLC , and named its founder as Diplomat,s chief ... Tennessee , will operate under Diplomat subsidiary ... offerings for health care partners to include IT outsourcing, ... "In an interoperable world, technology delivers comprehensive insight ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: