ERIC Number: ED578014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
What Influences Medical Students to Apply or Not to Apply for Dermatology Residency Programs?
Matheny, Pamela M.
ProQuest LLC, PHD/IO Dissertation, University of Phoenix
Medical students apply for dermatology residency program acceptance and, after completing training, become eligible to take the American Board of Dermatology examination. Some recent dermatologist practice trends concern dermatology leaders in academia. Changing the workforce trends may begin with changing the workforce. Academic dermatology leaders may influence medical student attraction to the dermatology field supporting workforce change. The two-phase, mixed methods study intended to reveal (a) what items influence choice, (b) how much each item influences choice, and (c) was influence about medical student application for a dermatology residency positive or negative. Phase 1 data collection helped identify influence items for Phase 2 hypothesis testing. Phase 2 data were grouped in seven final categories: (a) academic achievement; (b) dermatology related; (c) compensation; (d) other medical school influence; (e) personal; (f) preference; and (g) relationship. Data analysis revealed the categories did not significantly influence medical student choice about applying or not apply for a dermatology residency. However, the academic community may use study information provided by participants who were influenced about applying or not applying for a dermatology residency to support changing the U.S. dermatologist workforce. Changing the U.S. dermatologist workforce may be accomplished through attraction and focused resident applicant pool expansion. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
Descriptors: Medical Students, Medicine, Mixed Methods Research, Influences, Graduate Medical Education
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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