ERIC Number: ED354817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Post-Doctoral Research Training of Full-Time Faculty in Departments of Medicine.
Gentile, Nancy O.; And Others
As the second phase of a larger investigation, this study sought detailed information about the post-doctoral research training experiences of the faculty in departments of internal medicine and about the relationships between their research training experience and subsequent research activity. A six-page survey form was sent to 7,947 full-time faculty members in departments of medicine of whom 79 percent responded. The survey contained questions on location of training and funding, structure of the training program, elements of the training program, impact of the training experience, and recommendations for change. Results indicated that the main characteristics typical of active researchers' training backgrounds are funding by the National Institutes of Health, training duration of at least 1 year, and a large share of training time spent in the laboratory. It was also found that among those who had received peer-reviewed research grants, there was an inverse relationship between duration of training and the length of time from completion of training to the award of the first grant. Appendixes contain the survey instrument, supplementary data, assessment of response bias, comparison of clinical faculty to those without clinical rank designation, NIH clinical research center usage, and additional data comparisons. Contains 14 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Experimenter Characteristics, Graduate Medical Education, Higher Education, Internal Medicine, Medical Research, Occupational Surveys, Physicians, Postdoctoral Education, Researchers
Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N St., N.W., Washington, DC 20037 ($25).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.; Association of Professors of Medicine, Washington, DC.