TABLE 3

The Most Important Factors in Residency and Fellowship Program Selection

Overall (N = 546), % (n)Female (N = 286), % (n)Male (N = 265), % (n)
The 2 most important factors in selecting residency program
    Location61 (331)59 (167)62 (164)
    Prestige of program44 (242)47 (133)41 (109)
    Subspecialty expertise/training opportunities35 (191)34 (95)37 (96)
    Lifestyle/call schedule/family-friendly/overall fit27 (149)26 (74)29 (75)
    Potential employment for spouse/partner12 (63)15 (42)a8 (21)a
    Patient population10 (54)10 (29)10 (25)
    Program flexibility7 (37)6 (17)8 (20)
The 2 most important factors in selecting fellowship program
    Subspecialty expertise/training opportunities63 (347)61 (173)66 (174)
    Location47 (255)49 (138)44 (117)
    Prestige of program46 (254)45 (128)48 (126)
    Lifestyle/call schedule/family-friendly/overall fit18 (97)18 (52)17 (45)
    Potential employment for spouse/partner11 (60)14 (40)a8 (20)a
    Patient population7 (37)7 (19)7 (18)
    Program flexibility5 (26)4 (12)5 (14)
  • a P ≤ .05.