April 1990

Career Counseling Practices in Pediatric Residency Training Programs

Author Affiliations

From the Office of Medical Education (Dr Greenberg) and the Pediatric Residency Training Program (Dr Einhorn), Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC; the Department of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC (Drs Greenberg, Jewett, Einhorn, and Cohen); and the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services, University of Maryland, College Park (Dr Leibowitz). Dr Cohen is also in private pediatric practice in Silver Spring, Md.

Am J Dis Child. 1990;144(4):497-501. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1990.02150280119027

• Although there has been an emphasis on career satisfaction in pediatrics and on motivators that impact on resident career selection, little attention has been directed toward the career development process in pediatric residency training. This report summarizes the results of a survey conducted of 155 pediatric residency program directors about their counseling practices. Implications of the results and recommendations are discussed to improve this process.

(AJDC. 1990;144:497-501)