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Resident attrition from family practice residencies: United States versus international medical graduates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7859951     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Attrition of residents from family practice residency programs may cause significant problems for faculty, residents, and patients. The objective of this study was to determine international medical graduates' attrition rate from family practice residencies, compared with US medical school graduates. METHODS: Surveys were sent to all family practice residency program directors asking them to calculate their attrition rate for a 10-year period. RESULTS: The overall response rate was 56.6%, but interpretable responses were received from 45% of all civilian, continental US family practice residencies. Responding programs did not differ from all family practice programs with respect to program overall. Of those residents leaving, 63% did so to enter other specialties. The attrition rate was 18.5% for international graduates, compared with 7.8% for US graduates (P < .0001). International graduates enrolled outside of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) were most likely to leave programs before completion. CONCLUSIONS: Attrition rates from family practice residency programs are higher for international medical graduates than for US graduates. International graduates enrolled outside of the NRMP were most likely to leave a program.
H F Laufenburg; N W Turkal; D J Baumgardner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Family medicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0742-3225     ISO Abbreviation:  Fam Med     Publication Date:    1994 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-03-17     Completed Date:  1995-03-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8306464     Medline TA:  Fam Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  614-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
St Luke's Family Practice Residency Program, St Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee.
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MeSH Terms
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Family Practice / education*
Foreign Medical Graduates / statistics & numerical data*
Internship and Residency / statistics & numerical data*
Retrospective Studies
United States

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