Report on a survey of program directors regarding selection factors in graduate medical education.

  title={Report on a survey of program directors regarding selection factors in graduate medical education.},
  author={Nevada Wagoner and George T. Gray},
  journal={Journal of medical education},
  volume={54 6},
A national random sample of 25 percent of the graduate education program directors in internal medicine, family medicine, surgery, and pediatrics was sent a questionnaire; subjects were asked to judge the importance of 31 variables in the selection of house staff. A rank-ordering of variables for all respondents placed interpersonal skills demonstrated in the interview as number one. When rank order correlations were calculated for all possible pairs of program specializations, strong positive… 
Factors influencing pediatric dental program directors' selection of residents and demographics of current directors.
letters of recommendation from a pediatric dentistry department chairperson or faculty member were viewed more favorably than letters from dental school deans and non-pediatric dentistry faculty, and personal interviews as very important to critical.
Resident Selection: A Survey of Directors of Residency Training for Five Specialties
In the nation-wide survey, directors of residency training in six specialties were asked to rank, in order of importance, five types of information used in selecting residents. Directors in
An analysis of orthopaedic residency selection criteria.
This study is the first study in the orthopaedic literature that compares the program directors 'and residency applicants' views on resident selection criteria and significant differences were found between applicant and program director views on residents selection criteria.
Psychiatry Residency Selection Criteria for American and Foreign Medical Graduates
  • N. Rao, A. Meinzer, L. Primavera, A. Augustine
  • Psychology
    Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry
  • 1991
It was found that training directors use much the same criteria for evaluating FMGs as AMGs, and familiarity with, and confidence in, the evaluative methods used in American medical schools was seen as a more important criterion for evaluatingFMGs than AMGs.
Factors used by pediatric emergency medicine program directors to select their fellows
It is suggested that a rather subjective but uniform prioritization of criteria is used in evaluating PEM program applicants, and awareness of these factors would enable applicants to make a critical self‐analysis of their strengths and weaknesses prior to the submission of their applications.
Factors Used by Program Directors to Select Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellows
Education pedigree and research experience are important factors considered by fellowship directors when selecting fellowship applicants, and these data will allow for a critical self-analysis before applying or interviewing.