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ERIC Number: EJ874513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
An Anonymous Survey of Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Directors regarding Breaches of Contracts and a Proposal for Prevention
Levenson, James L.; Bialer, Philip
Academic Psychiatry, v34 n1 p54-56 Jan-Feb 2010
Objective: The authors studied how often applicants accept positions at more than one program, or programs offer positions to applicants who have already signed contracts with other programs. Methods: An anonymous survey was distributed to all psychosomatic medicine fellowship program directors. Results: It is fairly common for applicants to sign contracts for fellowship positions and then back out of the contracts. Only one program reported ever knowingly offering a contract to an applicant who had accepted a position elsewhere. Programs are divided over whether there are extenuating circumstances under which it would be acceptable to offer a position to an applicant who has already signed a contract with another program. Conclusion: Guidelines for fellowship programs that do not use the National Resident Match Program can improve the recruitment process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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