ERIC Number: ED162902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Influence of Preceptorship and Other Factors on the Education and Career Choices of Physicians, Executive Summary.
Public Health Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Health Manpower.
In order to determine the effectiveness of preceptorship programs in encouraging medical and osteopathic students to choose careers in primary care or rural service, a survey of medical and osteopathic schools, students, residents, and physician preceptors was completed. Questionnaires were completed by 92 schools, 837 students, 462 residents, and 272 preceptors. Some of the conclusions are as follows: preceptorship training appeared to affect both student and resident specialty and location. The personal and educational characteristics most likely to be related to specialty and/or location preferences included sex, race, age at graduation from medical school, degree of financial support from family or savings, reception of a Public Health Service scholarship, place of rearing, and region in which the school was located. Family medicine departments were more likely to encourage primary care practice and rural services, as were federally-supported programs. (BB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Health Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Health Manpower.