Occupational medicine training program surveys.
Hegmann-K; Barrier-P; Moser-R Jr.
J Occup Med 1993 Aug; 35(8):768-775
A survey was begun of occupational medicine (OM) training program directors and trainees to characterize criteria for admission to each program, levels of satisfaction with applications to the program, difficulties experienced in funding the positions, the interaction of the program with medical students, the extent of the opportunities present to teach OM to primary care residents, trainee demographics, time the trainees spent studying OM in medical school, the primary experience which caused the trainees to enter this particular field of study, the residence training other than OM which was offered, and the certification and eligibilities of trainees. Several facts emerged which may explain the shortage of OM specialists. These included insufficient teaching of OM to medical students and even less to primary care residents in the United States, limited residency funding, lack of role models, multiple and varying requirements for admission to programs, and biases against preventive medicine. There was a continued trend toward increased awareness of the need and increased opportunity for study of OM. The number of OM residents has been increasing, reaching 129.6% over the levels in the prior decade.
JOCMA7; NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Training; Education; Occupational-health-programs; Job-stress; Occupational-health-nursing; Occupational-medicine; Qualitative-analysis; Occupational-safety-programs
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Journal of Occupational Medicine
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah