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Self-Assessment of Preparedness among Critical Care Trainees Transitioning from Fellowship to Practice

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Department of Pediatrics/Critical Care, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave, Box 667, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
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Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA
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Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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Healthcare 2019, 7(2), 74; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare7020074
Received: 16 May 2019 / Revised: 26 May 2019 / Accepted: 28 May 2019 / Published: 30 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers in Healthcare in 2019)
This study evaluated the subjective assessment of preparedness needs of critical care trainees and recent graduates between 2013 and 2014. A questionnaire was developed and validated by the subcommittee of the In-Training Section of Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). The survey was deployed twice between December 2013 and January 2014 via email to any trainee or individual graduated from a critical care fellowship within the previous three years. Six percent (180) of all individuals completed the survey, and 67% of respondents had recently interviewed for a job. Northeast was the preferred location for a job (47%), and academia was favored over private practice (80% vs. 15%). Of the respondents that secured an interview, 55% felt prepared for the interview, 67% felt prepared to build an adequate job portfolio, 33% received formal guidance from their mentor/training program. 89% of total respondents agreed it is important to participate in a formal training course in job search, portfolio development, and interviewing process. The preferred sources of training were equally distributed between their home institution, webinars, and SCCM. There is an ongoing need in education regarding the transition period from fellowship to practice. View Full-Text
Keywords: graduate medical education; critical care; fellowship; employment graduate medical education; critical care; fellowship; employment
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Watkins, L.; DiMeglio, M.; Laudanski, K. Self-Assessment of Preparedness among Critical Care Trainees Transitioning from Fellowship to Practice. Healthcare 2019, 7, 74.

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