ERIC Number: ED234708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Study of Functioning and Location of U.S. Citizen Foreign Medical Graduates within the U.S. Medical Care System. Final Report, Volumes I and II.
Smith, Ester G.; And Others
A profile of U.S. citizen foreign medical graduates (USFMGs) was developed from the point of entry to foreign medical school, through selection of a specialty, to establishment of a medical practice. Variables that determine USFMGs' choice of specialty and practice location were determined, using decision models and multinomial logit techniques. Questionnaire responses were obtained from 463 USFMGs who had graduated during 1970-1979: 112 residents and 351 practicing physicians. Study areas include the following: socioeconomic background, characteristics of the foreign medical education, entry into the U.S. medical delivery system, licensure, measures of academic ability and educational background, characteristics of medical schools attended, factors involved in specialty choice, specialty board certification, the type and location of the respondent's practice, movement within and across states, and USFMG location in shortage/nonshortage areas. In addition to review of the study findings, literature reviews on specialty choice and practice location and information on the study methodology are provided. Additional contents include: a bibliography, a questionnaire, an executive summary, and a condensed nontechnical version of this study report. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Policy Analysis, Inc., Brookline, MA.