Needs Assessment: New Survey Says Some Graduating Residents Feel Unprepared For Certain Tasks, Settings

A 1998 national survey of 4,832 residents completing their training in 8 specialties (internal medicine, pediatrics, family practice, obstetrics/gynecology, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, psychiatry, and anesthesiology) at academic health centers in the United States has just been published in the Journal Of The American Medical Association. The study indicates that residents in all specialties rated themselves as prepared to manage most of the common conditions they would

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