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Factors Influencing Resident Satisfaction and Fellowship Selection in Orthopaedic Training Programs
Xinning Li, MD*, Nicholas Pagani, BS, Emily J. Curry, BA, Bashar Alolabi, MD*, Jonathan F. Dickens, MD*, Anna N. Miller, MD*, and Addisu Mesfin, MD*
There is limited literature available about educational satisfaction and fellowship selection among orthopaedic surgery residents. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that influence resident subspecialty career choice, fellowship selection, and satisfaction with orthopaedic training programs.
A self-report survey was electronically administered to orthopaedic surgery residents at 44 academic centers in the United States and Canada. Basic demographic information and level of satisfaction with a number of factors (surgical independence, mentorship opportunities, etc.) were evaluated using a 5-point Likert scale ranging from “excellent” to “poor.” Summary statistics and group differences for discrete variables were compared with use of a chisquare test.