Residency

New study reveals top reasons why residents want to leave their programs

Residency Program Insider, August 15, 2014

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A survey of 371 residents at 13 residency programs found that more than half considered leaving their training programs. Of those residents, sleep deprivation during a rotation was the most frequent reason.

The study, published in JAMA Surgery, also found that excessive work hours on a specific rotation and an undesirable future lifestyle were often cited by residents as reasons to leave. However, residents said support from family and other residents, and the perception of being better rested were reasons they remained in their training programs.

Source: JAMA Surgery

 



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