Most pediatric residents happy with training

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Feb. 16, 2004

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Two-thirds of pediatric residents in 36 institutions studied report that they are satisfied with their required pediatric primary care training.

Satisfaction was found to be closely tied to the resident's preceptor, or mentor, and as a result, those who feel they have good mentors tend to be more satisfied with their training experience, according to a study published in the January/February issue of Ambulatory Pediatrics.

"This information emphasizes the importance of preceptor selection and the value of soliciting preceptors who already have been identified by residents as good teachers as well as those who want to be good teachers," said Janet Serwint, MD, the study's lead author and a pediatrician at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

"Overall, the findings of this study are critical to residency programs facing fiscal constraints and reduction in residency training hours in the coming years," she said. "Hopefully this information can help residency programs identify and prioritize components of the continuity experience while striving to maintain and improve educational experiences."

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