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Survey Study: Surgical Lifestyle & Job Satisfaction

Posted by medliorator on August 7, 2009


researchers conducted a national survey of American Board of Surgery-certified surgeons who completed their training in the years 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, or 2004.

Of the 3,507 surgeons who were certified in these years, 25.5% completed the questionnaire on their professional and personal lives.

Both sexes reported that they worked too much.

Notably, most surgeons of both sexes would recommend their profession to others, indirectly suggesting a high rate of professional satisfaction and fulfillment…

women were somewhat more likely than men to say they would choose the surgical profession again (82.5% versus 77.5%, P=0.15).

Female surgeons were also less likely than their male counterparts to have children (63.8% versus 91.3%, P<0.001). Female surgeons with children most often gave birth to their first children while they were in actual practice, while male surgeons typically reported that their first child was born during their residency.

Female Surgeons Report High Job Satisfaction [medpagetoday]

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