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Ophthalmology: The Resident's Perspective

Ophthalmology: The Resident's Perspective Abstract • To determine how and why current residents in ophthalmology chose their medical specialty, we formulated and distributed a questionnaire to all ophthalmology residents in accredited programs. The results of the survey gave insight into not only their decision-making processes in choosing ophthalmology, but also their backgrounds, the factors that were important in choosing their residency program, and their future plans in ophthalmology. A wide variety of factors was involved in the decision to pursue a career in ophthalmology. In addition, we found current residents to be well qualified academically and generally satisfied with their decision to enter ophthalmology. References 1. Directory of Graduate Medical Education Programs, 1990-1991 . Chicago, Ill: American Medical Association; 1990:348-355. 2. Noreika J. The oversupply of ophthalmic practitioners . Am J Ophthalmol . 1990;109:593-597. 3. Campos-Outcalt D, Senf J. Characteristics of medical schools related to the choice of family medicine as a specialty . Acad Med . 1989;64:610-615.Crossref 4. Ebell M. Choice of medical specialty: it's money that matters in the USA . JAMA . 1989;262:1630.Crossref 5. Jolly P, Taskel L, Beran R. US medical school finances . JAMA . 1989;262:1020-1028.Crossref 6. Ophthalmology Matching Program Announcement . San Francisco, Calif: Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology; 1990. 7. Wagoner N, Gray G. Report on a survey of program directors regarding selection factors in graduate medical education . J Med Educ . 1979;54:445-452. 8. Wagoner N, Suriano R, Stoner J. Factors used by program directors to select residents . J Med Educ . 1986;61:10-21. 9. McCollister R. The use of part I National Board scores in the selection of residents in ophthalmology and otolaryngology . JAMA . 1988;259:240-242.Crossref 10. Catalano R, Jenkins P. Correlating factors to resident performance in an ophthalmology program . Ophthalmology . 1989;96:552-554.Crossref 11. Turner B, Hojat M, Gonnella J. Using ratings of resident competence to evaluate NBME examination passing standards . J Med Educ . 1987;62:572-581. 12. Veloski J, Herman M, Gonnella J, Zeleznik C, Kellow W. Relationships between performance in medical school and first postgraduate year . J Med Educ . 1979;54:909-916. 13. Gunzburger L, Frazier R, Yang L, Rainey M, Wronski T. Premedical and medical school performance in predicting first-year residency performance . J Med Educ . 1987;62:379-384. 14. Jones D. Subspecialty fellowship training ophthalmology . Arch Ophthalmol . 1988;106:896-897.Crossref 15. Springer M. Number of US ophthalmologists up, but percentage declines . Arch Ophthalmol . 1988;106:730.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Ophthalmology: The Resident's Perspective

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1992 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
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1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1992.01080130039023
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Abstract

Abstract • To determine how and why current residents in ophthalmology chose their medical specialty, we formulated and distributed a questionnaire to all ophthalmology residents in accredited programs. The results of the survey gave insight into not only their decision-making processes in choosing ophthalmology, but also their backgrounds, the factors that were important in choosing their residency program, and their future plans in ophthalmology. A wide variety of factors was involved in the decision to pursue a career in ophthalmology. In addition, we found current residents to be well qualified academically and generally satisfied with their decision to enter ophthalmology. References 1. Directory of Graduate Medical Education Programs, 1990-1991 . Chicago, Ill: American Medical Association; 1990:348-355. 2. Noreika J. The oversupply of ophthalmic practitioners . Am J Ophthalmol . 1990;109:593-597. 3. Campos-Outcalt D, Senf J. Characteristics of medical schools related to the choice of family medicine as a specialty . Acad Med . 1989;64:610-615.Crossref 4. Ebell M. Choice of medical specialty: it's money that matters in the USA . JAMA . 1989;262:1630.Crossref 5. Jolly P, Taskel L, Beran R. US medical school finances . JAMA . 1989;262:1020-1028.Crossref 6. Ophthalmology Matching Program Announcement . San Francisco, Calif: Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology; 1990. 7. Wagoner N, Gray G. Report on a survey of program directors regarding selection factors in graduate medical education . J Med Educ . 1979;54:445-452. 8. Wagoner N, Suriano R, Stoner J. Factors used by program directors to select residents . J Med Educ . 1986;61:10-21. 9. McCollister R. The use of part I National Board scores in the selection of residents in ophthalmology and otolaryngology . JAMA . 1988;259:240-242.Crossref 10. Catalano R, Jenkins P. Correlating factors to resident performance in an ophthalmology program . Ophthalmology . 1989;96:552-554.Crossref 11. Turner B, Hojat M, Gonnella J. Using ratings of resident competence to evaluate NBME examination passing standards . J Med Educ . 1987;62:572-581. 12. Veloski J, Herman M, Gonnella J, Zeleznik C, Kellow W. Relationships between performance in medical school and first postgraduate year . J Med Educ . 1979;54:909-916. 13. Gunzburger L, Frazier R, Yang L, Rainey M, Wronski T. Premedical and medical school performance in predicting first-year residency performance . J Med Educ . 1987;62:379-384. 14. Jones D. Subspecialty fellowship training ophthalmology . Arch Ophthalmol . 1988;106:896-897.Crossref 15. Springer M. Number of US ophthalmologists up, but percentage declines . Arch Ophthalmol . 1988;106:730.Crossref

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1992

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