TABLE 2

Most Important Factors in Selection of Residency and Fellowship Programs

Overall (N = 755), % (n)Female (N = 431), % (n)Male (N = 324), % (n)
The 2 most important factors in selection of residency program
    Location66 (495)69 (299)a60 (196)a
    Subspecialty expertise/training opportunities39 (291)34 (145)a45 (146)a
    Lifestyle/call schedule/family-friendly/overall fit35 (267)35 (152)35 (115)
    Prestige of program27 (203)25 (109)29 (94)
    Patient population16 (119)18 (78)a13 (41)a
    Potential employment for spouse/partner10 (73)11 (47)8 (26)
    Program flexibility6 (49)6 (27)7 (22)
The 2 most important factors in selection of fellowship program
    Subspecialty expertise/training opportunities63 (478)63 (272)64 (206)
    Location48 (360)50 (213)46 (147)
    Prestige of program36 (271)33 (141)a40 (130)a
    Lifestyle/call schedule/family-friendly/overall fit25 (186)26 (110)24 (76)
    Potential employment for spouse or partner11 (86)13 (54)10 (32)
    Patient population11 (83)13 (54)9 (29)
    Program flexibility5 (36)4 (18)6 (18)
  • a P ≤ .05.