Personality and medical specialty choice: A literature review and integration

Title

Personality and medical specialty choice: A literature review and integration

Creator

Borges N J; Savickas M L

Publisher

Journal of Career Assessment

Date

2002
2002-08

Description

This review examines the literature on personality and medical specialty choice. First, it describes studies categorized by medical specialties that to date have used the same measures: Adjective Check List, California Psychological Inventory, Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Then it integrates these results using the framework provided by the Five-Factor Model of personality. This model provides a method to organize the personality descriptors associated with medical specialties and to summarize information in ail understandable mid meaningful way. Conclusions drawn from the review Suggest 0 a loose association between a few personality factors and particular medical specialties. Recommendations for further research on personality and medical specialities encourage shifting from the "variable" to the "person" approach and studying how different personalities succeed in the same specialty.

Subject

personality; Psychology; physicians; performance; perspective; residents; specialty choice; indicator; 5-factor model; traits; myers-briggs type

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Rights

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Pages

362-380

Issue

3

Volume

10

Citation

Borges N J; Savickas M L, “Personality and medical specialty choice: A literature review and integration,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed March 4, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/8676.

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