Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.05.006
Title: Characterization and Perceptions of Surgical Clinician Educators: An International Survey
Authors: Lindeman, Brenessa
Ibrahim, Halah
Stadler, Dora
Archuleta, Sophia 
Cofrancesco, Joseph
Keywords: Social Sciences
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Education, Scientific Disciplines
Surgery
Education & Educational Research
Surgical workforce
Clinician educator
Career satisfaction
International graduate medical education
GRADUATE MEDICAL-EDUCATION
ACADEMIC MEDICINE
SPECIALTY CHOICE
FACULTY
SATISFACTION
TRANSITION
IMPACT
WOMEN
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2018
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
Citation: Lindeman, Brenessa, Ibrahim, Halah, Stadler, Dora, Archuleta, Sophia, Cofrancesco, Joseph (2018-11-01). Characterization and Perceptions of Surgical Clinician Educators: An International Survey. JOURNAL OF SURGICAL EDUCATION 75 (6) : 1513-1519. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.05.006
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: Surgeons worldwide face unique time and practice pressures differentiating them from other types of physicians, specifically as clinician educators (CEs). The purpose of this study is to identify and describe academic surgical clinician educators (SCEs) in international graduate medical education systems, characterize their perceptions of roles, preparedness, and factors affecting job satisfaction and retention, as compared to nonsurgical international CEs. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A cross-sectional survey of CEs was conducted June 2013-June 2014 at academic medical centers in Singapore, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates that adopted competency-based graduate medical education and received accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-International. RESULTS: Two hundred seventy-six (76.3%) of 359 eligible physicians responded; 64 (23.2%) were SCEs. SCEs were predominantly male (80%), less than 50 years of age (83%), with 64% having been in their current position less than 5 years. Overall, SCEs were significantly less confident, as compared to nonsurgical CEs, in aspects of educational programs, including curriculum development, assessment, and mentorship. SCEs spent significantly more time engaged in patient care activities, as compared to nonsurgeon colleagues. There were no significant differences between SCEs and nonsurgical CEs in terms of work-life balance and satisfaction with responsibilities, position, or potential promotion, with most SCEs intending to stay in academic medicine. CONCLUSIONS: Academic SCEs working in the international programs reported overall job satisfaction with a desire to remain in academic medicine. However, SCEs have several faculty development needs. International surgical training programs can develop and expand offerings in teaching and education to improve skills and maintain SCE satisfaction and retention, necessary to successfully train the next generation of surgeons.
Source Title: JOURNAL OF SURGICAL EDUCATION
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/234554
ISSN: 1931-7204
1878-7452
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.05.006
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