Title

Resident Research Experience and Career Path Association: A National Survey of Recent Otolaryngology Graduates

Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Abstract

Objective. To determine whether the research rotation experience affects the career path of otolaryngology residents. Study Design/Setting. Two web-based surveys were disseminated by the AAO-HNS; one to current and former resident trainees and the other to current residency program directors. Subjects and Methods. A web-based survey was disseminated to all AAO-HNS members classified as otolaryngology residents or residency graduates within the last 6 years, regarding their research rotation and its potential influence on their career path. A second web-based survey was delivered simultaneously to program directors to evaluate their perception of the need for research in a training program and their role in the rotation. Chi-square tests for independence as well as multivariate analyses were conducted to determine whether aspects of the resident research rotation related to career path. Results. The resident survey was completed by 350 respondents (25% response rate), and 39 program directors completed the second survey (37% response rate). Multiple factors were examined, including federal funding of faculty, mentorship, publications prior to residency, success of research project measured by publication or grant submission, and type of research. Multivariate analyses revealed that factors most predictive of academic career path were intellectual satisfaction and presence of a T32 training grant within the program (P

Volume Number

151

Issue Number

1

Pages

46-51

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2014/04/08

Status

Faculty; Northwell Researcher

Facility

School of Medicine; Northwell Health

Primary Department

Otolaryngology

Additional Departments

Molecular Medicine

PMID

24705222

DOI

10.1177/0194599814529408