What do gastroenterology trainees want: Recognition, remuneration or recreation?

G. C. Harewood, D. S. Pardi, S. L. Hansel, A. E. Corr, H. Aslanian, J. Maple

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Abstract

Background: Occupational psychologists have identified three factors important in motivating physicians: financial reward, academic recognition, time off. Aim: To assess motivators among gastroenterology (GI) trainees. Methods: A questionnaire was distributed to GI trainees to assess their motivators: (1) work fewer hours for less lucrative rate, (2) reduction in salary/increase in hours for academic protected time, and (3) work longer hours for higher total salary, but less lucrative hourly rate. Results: Overall, 61 trainees responded; 52% of trainees would work shorter hours for less lucrative rate; 60% would accept a disproportionate reduction in salary/increase in hours for academic protected time; 54% would work longer hours for more money but less lucrative rate. Most trainees (93%) accepted at least one scenario. Conclusions: Most GI trainees are willing to modify their job description to align with their personal values. Tailoring job descriptions according to these values can yield economic benefits to GI Divisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-444
Number of pages6
JournalIrish Journal of Medical Science
Volume180
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

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Keywords

  • Human resources planning
  • Medical psychology
  • Motivators
  • Performance assessment
  • Rewarding doctors
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Harewood, G. C., Pardi, D. S., Hansel, S. L., Corr, A. E., Aslanian, H., & Maple, J. (2011). What do gastroenterology trainees want: Recognition, remuneration or recreation? Irish Journal of Medical Science, 180(2), 439-444. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11845-010-0536-9