Occupational medicine residency graduate survey: assessment of training programs and core competencies.
Baker-BA; Katyal-S; Greaves-IA; Rice-HR; Emmett-EA; Meyer-JD; He-W
J Occup Environ Med 2007 Dec; 49(12):1325-1338
OBJECTIVE: This study provides insight into Occupational Medicine (OM) residency graduates and how residency programs are meeting their education goals. METHODS: A survey of graduates from nine OM residency program was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of OM residency training in the United States and Canada. RESULTS: Eighty percent of the OM residency graduates were currently practicing OM. Three-quarters worked in clinical practice for a mean of 20 hr/wk. Other activities varied and included management, teaching and consulting. Ninety-five percent were satisfied with their OM residency training. The competencies acquired were mostly ranked highly as practice requisites, although preparation in clinical OM might be better emphasized in training. Recent OM residency graduates were more likely to be board-certified in OM than other American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine physician members (73% vs 41%). CONCLUSIONS: OM residency graduates over the past 10 years were highly satisfied with OM residency training, with the training generally meeting practice needs.
Health-care-personnel; Health-care-facilities; Statistical-analysis; Medical-surveys; Mathematical-models; Occupational-health-services; Occupational-medicine-programs; Physicians; Education; Work-environment; Worker-motivation
Beth A. Baker, MD, MPH, HealthPartners Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2220 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
University of Minnesota Twin Cities