TABLE 4.

Job Search Experiences by Survey Year

Survey Year
199719981999200020012002
Residents without a position/fellowship when surveyed (%)
 For residents with general pediatrics goal*5121381415
 For residents with subspecialty/combined goal*877613
Residents reporting that their position/fellowship was their first choice (%)
 For residents with general pediatrics goal*8687847980
 For residents with subspecialty/combined goal*8382859191
No. of applications submitted for a general practice position or a fellowship (median)355555
Residents reporting that spouse or partner’s career plans or their family situation limited their selection of positions (%)415660525256
  • * P < .05 (represents linear trend across survey years).

  • Results for this variable are based only on responses from residents reporting that they are married or living with a partner.