Emergency Medicine Resident Choice of Practice Location

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From: Annals of Emergency Medicine(Vol. 31, Issue 3)
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Document Type: Article
Length: 321 words

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Byline: Mark T Steele, Robert A Schwab, Robert M McNamara, William A Watson Abstract: Study objective: To describe the geographic distribution of practice locations for 1995 emergency medicine residency graduates and factors that are important to residents in their choice of practice location. Methods: Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to Emergency medicine residents who graduated in 1995. The survey ascertained practice city and state, resident employment characteristics, and the importance of factors that influenced the residents' selection of employment. Results: Eighty-six of 87 programs and 441 (69.4%) of 635 eligible residents participated. Forty-three percent of graduates chose to practice in the city or metropolitan area in which they trained; 46% of these had no personal tie to the area before their residency training. Liking the city was cited as being more important (P Article History: Received 27 February 1997; Revised 21 August 1997; Accepted 15 September 1997 Article Note: (footnote) [star] From the Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine* and School of Pharmacy,a University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Allegheny University of the Health Science,As. Philadelphia, PA., [star][star] Address for reprints: Mark T Steele, MD, Department of Emergency Medical, Truman Medical Center, 2301 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64108, 816-556-3127, Fax 816-881-6282, E-mail MSteele@cctr.umkc.edu, a Reprint no. 47/1/87763

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A194641776