Medical Education Interest, Exposure, and Career Planning in Subspecialty Trainees

Ariela L. Marshall, Carrie A. Thompson, Michael W. Cullen, Laura E. Raffals, Amy S. Oxentenko

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We conducted a survey of subspecialty fellows at a three-site academic institution and characterized fellows’ perception of, interest, and training in medical education. One hundred sixty-nine of 530 (31.9%) fellows responded. Most (78.2%) planned careers in academic medicine. Fellows’ conception of medical education involved supervising trainees clinically (93.5%), classroom teaching (89.3%), and providing mentorship (87.6%). While only 30.2% had received formal training in medical education, 61.5% felt it should be required for careers with strong educational components. This study provides evidence for the creation and promotion of educational training programs for trainees interested in careers involving medical education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1011-1014
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Science Educator
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020


  • Fellowship
  • Medical education
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Education


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