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ERIC Number: ED157430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
AAMC Longitudinal Study of Medical School Graduates of 1960, Executive Summary.
Erdmann, James B.; And Others
Results are summarized of a study conducted to determine whether certain characteristics of medical school students can be used as predictors in determining: the career choice between academic medicine and clinical practice, primary versus non-primary care, the geographic distribution of physicians, the distribution of manpower into the various medical specialties, the attitudes toward government involvement in medical care, and the reported level of income of the physician. The data for the study were obtained from approximately 1,850 graduates of 28 medical schools. Initial data were collected in connection with their formal entry into medical school in 1956 and the most recent from a survey of their practice characteristics conducted in 1976. Variables were categorized as belonging to one of six classes of information: (1) general background factors; (2) personal qualities or attitudes as measured during medical school; (3) achievement measures, obtained at the same time; (4) characteristics of premedical college attended; (5) characteristics of medical school attended, and (6) personal factors at the time of graduation from medical school that might operate as constraints on future choices. (Author/SPG)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Background, Career Choice, Geographic Distribution, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Income, Institutional Characteristics, Longitudinal Studies, Medical Education, Medical Students, Physicians, Predictor Variables, Primary Health Care, Specialization, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Health Services Research and Development (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.