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01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

BMC Family Practice 1/2014

General practitioner teachers’ job satisfaction and their medical students' wish to join the field – a correlational study

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BMC Family Practice > Ausgabe 1/2014
Autoren:
Damian Notker Meli, Angie Ng, Sarah Singer, Peter Frey, Mireille Schaufelberger
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The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​1471-2296-15-50) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

DM: Involved in conception and design of the study, analysis and interpretation of the data, drafting the manuscript and given final approval to the version to be published. AN: Involved in design of the study, analysis of the data, drafting the manuscript, revising the manuscript and given final approval to the version to be published. SS: Involved in acquisition of data, revising the manuscript and given final approval to the version to be published. PF: Involved in acquisition of data, revising the manuscript and given final approval to the version to be published. MS: Involved in conception and design of the study, revising the manuscript and given final approval to the version to be published.

Abstract

Background

There will be increasing competition for young physicians worldwide as more and more physicians retire. While enthusiasm towards GP work is important for GP teachers as role models, satisfaction within the profession has declined. This study aims to determine if medical students’ desire to become GPs is related to the job satisfaction of their teaching GPs and explore the factors tied to this job satisfaction.

Methods

In this cross-sectional, correlational study, teaching GPs of the University of Bern and the fourth year medical students completing internships with them filled in separate questionnaires.

Results

Whether or not the GP teacher is perceived by a student to be satisfied with her/his job is correlated to that student’s satisfaction with the internship, which in turn, is correlated with student’s wish to be a GP after the internship. Results show which factors are most related to GP job satisfaction and the effect of working hours and their composition.

Conclusions

Medical students’ perception of their GP teachers’ job satisfaction positively affect their wish to become GPs, and their satisfaction with their internships adds to this. Enhancing the positive aspects of GP work, such as recognition, and improving negative ones, such as administrative duties, are necessary to attract medical students into the GP field.
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