TABLE 2

Career Intentions by Survey Year

2003
(n = 307)2004
(n = 293)2005
(n = 269)2006
(n = 610)2007
(n = 608)2008
(n = 532)2009
(n = 537)
Planned to practice primary care at start of residency (%)a51514842424040
Future clinical practice goal (%)
 Primary care practicec49514544434245
 Both primary & subspecialty practice8788686
 Subspecialty practiceb33303232353738
 Hospitalist791012141110
 Not entering clinical practicec3364222
  • P values refer to the overall linear trend across survey years; all respondents, including those going on to be chief residents are included in the table.

  • a P < .001.

  • b P < .01.

  • c P < .05.