Physician satisfaction with career choices in geriatrics

Albert L. Siu, John C. Beck

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Abstract

In a national survey of fellows who had trained in geriatric medicine and psychiatry, the vast majority of former fellows expressed satisfaction with their current work. Satisfaction with a career choice in geriatrics was significantly greater among those physicians who had practices with large numbers of patients over 75, accepted Medicare assignment, spent their time as clinician-researchers, and had a medical school appointment. Physician job satisfaction may have important consequences, and attention to maximizing satisfaction is warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-534
Number of pages6
JournalThe Gerontologist
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Education
  • Geriatrics/gerontology training
  • Manpower

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