Early career experiences of pediatricians pursuing or not pursuing fellowship training

Bobbi Byrne, Shesha K. Katakam, Mary Pat Frintner, William L. Cull

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Choosing career paths can be difficult decisions for residents contemplating fellowship training. This study compares the experiences of early career pediatricians who did and did not pursue fellowships. METHODS: We analyzed national, weighted data from pediatricians 8 to 10 years after residency (n = 842). Work environment, work-life balance, and satisfaction were compared for pediatricians who had pursued fellowship training (fellowship trained) and those who did not pursue fellowship training (generalist trained). Logistic and linear regression examined the independent effects of fellowship training while controlling for demographic differences. RESULTS: A total of 39% of the pediatricians (328/842) pursued fellowship training. The fellowship-trained group was less likely than the generalist-trained group to spend time in direct patient care and more likely to report learning opportunities in their work environment. This group was also more likely to report an income of ≥$150 000, although no difference was found when only full-time pediatricians were examined. Generalist-trained pediatricians were more likely to work

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)672-679
Number of pages8
JournalPediatrics
Volume136
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

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Early career experiences of pediatricians pursuing or not pursuing fellowship training. / Byrne, Bobbi; Katakam, Shesha K.; Frintner, Mary Pat; Cull, William L.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 136, No. 4, 01.10.2015, p. 672-679.

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Byrne, Bobbi ; Katakam, Shesha K. ; Frintner, Mary Pat ; Cull, William L. / Early career experiences of pediatricians pursuing or not pursuing fellowship training. In: Pediatrics. 2015 ; Vol. 136, No. 4. pp. 672-679.
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