Job Selection After Orthopedic Surgery Training: Why Are Our Trainees Failing to Select the Right Job?

Title

Job Selection After Orthopedic Surgery Training: Why Are Our Trainees Failing to Select the Right Job?

Creator

Laratta Joseph L; Gum Jeffrey L; Shillingford Jamal N; Reddy Hemant; Lehman Ronald A; Crawford Charles H; Glassman Steven D; Carreon Leah

Publisher

Cureus

Date

2019
2019-08

Description

A survey was administered to a random sampling of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) members to determine the rate at which recently trained orthopedic surgeons switch their first job and to identify factors affecting the job selection process. There were 351 (21%) respondents. Respondents considered practice location (41%), practice type (28%), and family proximity (23%) as most important while research opportunity (54%) and signing bonus (33%) were considered least important in their first job. Half of the respondents (51%) left their first job before the completion of their fifth year; most left for financial reasons (34%) or because the practice was not as advertised (31%). Many (53%) stated they had minimal training in selecting their first job and most (88%) felt inadequately prepared for the business side of orthopedics. Further studies are needed to evaluate the high rate of initial post-training job attrition to decrease the personal and societal costs of this phenomenon.

Subject

future; job attrition; job selection; medical education; orthopedic surgery training; satisfaction; systems-based practice
October 2019 Update

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Pages

UNSP-UNSP e5539

Issue

8

Volume

11

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Citation

Laratta Joseph L; Gum Jeffrey L; Shillingford Jamal N; Reddy Hemant; Lehman Ronald A; Crawford Charles H; Glassman Steven D; Carreon Leah, “Job Selection After Orthopedic Surgery Training: Why Are Our Trainees Failing to Select the Right Job?,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 17, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6558.

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