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Conclusion
- A mid year comparison study of career satisfaction and emotional states between residents and faculty at one academic medical center



• Compared to the residents, faculty were notably more positive about career satisfaction, emotional states, and opinions about the professional experience in one large institution. Reasons for differences are unknown but likely relate to the same evolution seen among residents between the first and senior years of training as they recognize their competence and importance.

• While the residents' work hours are generally compliant with the ACGME requirements, those of a significant cohort of faculty are working more than 80 hours per week. And these faculty are likely caring for critically ill patients. This raises significant concern about patient safety and should be addressed by the appropriate oversight agencies.


Competing interests

The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests.


Authors' contributions

DEG supervised the whole project, designed the survey and drafted the manuscript; DC performed statistical analyses, interpreted the results and drafted the manuscript; JD designed the survey and revised the draft critically, KW revised the survey questionnaire, revised the draft critically; DA designed the survey questionnaire related to stress and work experience.


Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the participation of OHSU residents, faculty and the office of Graduate Medical Education for their efforts in this study.



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