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Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung (GMA)

27.09. - 29.09.2012, Aachen

Residents’ ratings of workplace conditions


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  • corresponding author Johannes Forster - St. Josefskrankenhaus, Freiburg, Deutschland
  • Silke Biller - Universität Freiburg, Studiendekanat Medizin, Freiburg, Deutschland
  • Marianne Giesler - Universität Freiburg, Studiendekanat Medizin, Freiburg, Deutschland

Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung (GMA). Aachen, 27.-29.09.2012. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. DocV507

doi: 10.3205/12gma138, urn:nbn:de:0183-12gma1384

Veröffentlicht: 18. September 2012

© 2012 Forster et al.
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The aim of this study was to find out whether residents’ ratings of workplace conditions differ by speciality and gender.

Methods: In 2009 all residents who had graduated from medical schools in Baden-Württemberg, Germany up to 1.5 years earlier were surveyed. 514 (42%) responded (61% female). Subjects rated various workplace conditions with respect to their importance to them and to the degree to which they were realized in their present work situation. Mean differences between these two sets of ratings were analyzed by t-tests.

Results: Significant differences between importance and realization ratings were found for “Compatibility of family and work” and “adequate leisure time”. The largest differences were found for residents in general practice, internal medicine, surgery, and gynecology. For residents in anesthesiology and pediatrics smaller differences were observed. Residents in anesthesiology also were more satisfied with their job than residents in other specialities. No gender differences were found.

Conclusion: It seems that “compatibility of family and work” and “adequate leisure time” are job characteristics seldom realized in most clinical specialities.