Factors influencing selection of internal medicine residency-a prospective study

David Pereg*, Naomi Gronich, Michael Lishner

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Recently, the popularity of internal medicine residency has been decreasing. We studied the effect of an improved working environment and a decrease in residents' workload on the selection of internal medicine residency. An organizational diagnosis team joined our department and identified several causes for residents' heavy workload. These findings were subsequently discussed in a workshop and led to a modification of the daily routine and a parallel decrease in workload and rise in residents' satisfaction. Following these changes, the demand for residency in our department rose. We conclude that an improvement in the working environment and workload during residency increases the residents' satisfaction and the demand for residency in internal medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-321
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Internal Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 2006


  • Residency selection
  • Working environment
  • Workload


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