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Residency application statements can predict postresidency training.
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PMID:  10491233     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We sought to evaluate whether residency application statements regarding expected career paths are accurate predictors of early postresidency career paths. We evaluated 162 residents who completed a categorical medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital between 1990 and 1998 to determine if their stated career plans (generalist practice, subspecialization, or undecided) at application predicted activity immediately after residency. Of 130 residents with defined postresidency plans at application, most 78 (60%) followed those career paths after graduation; 18 (67%) of 27 pursued their initial interest in generalist practice, and 60 (58%) of 103 pursued their stated interest in subspecialty training. We also noted a movement of residents toward generalism (79 [49%] of 162), despite low initial interest (27 [17%] of 162).
M Adams; S S Rathore; S R Mitchell; J M Eisenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of general internal medicine     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0884-8734     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gen Intern Med     Publication Date:  1999 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-08     Completed Date:  1999-10-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605834     Medline TA:  J Gen Intern Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  488-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Career Choice*
Data Collection
Education, Medical, Graduate
Family Practice
Internship and Residency*
United States
Comment In:
J Gen Intern Med. 1999 Aug;14(8):512-3   [PMID:  10491237 ]

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