Assessing the motivation, expectations and preferences of medical residents

An online survey and focus group sessions to assess the motivation, learn more about expectations, and elicit preferences of medical residents in the fields of general medicine and pediatrics to work in the primary care sector in Vienna, Austria.

Stadt Wien Survey

PROJECT TEAM AT THE EUROPEAN CENTRE

Katharine Schulmann, Kai Leichsenring

PROJECT PARTNERS

Stadt Wien, Magistratsabteilung 24, Gesundheits- und Sozialplanung, Vienna, Austria

Wiener Gebietskrankenkasse (WGKK), Vienna, Austria

BACKGROUND

Even though the number of current residents in general medicine and paediatrics may be sufficient to cover the demand in primary care in the Vienna region, many residents seem to opt for alternative career paths, potentially leading to shortages in care coverage in the primary care sector in the future.

AIMS

The objective of this study is to learn more about the motivation, expectations and preferences of residents in paediatrics and general medicine in order to understand what drives their career choices, and how to make the primary care sector a more attractive career option.

METHODS

We will cary out an online survey and focus group sessions amongst current residents in the fields of general medinine and paediatrics. The survey will contain closed and open ended questions and allow ranking and rating of factors that are suspected to drive career choices. Focus groups will then allow discussing, in more detail, the survey results and help making recommendations as to how primary care could be turned into a more attractive career option.

ACTIVITIES/MILESTONES

Online survey

Focus groups

PROJECT DURATION

2018/01 – 2018/06

FUNDED BY

Stadt Wien, Magistratsabteilung 24, Gesundheits- und Sozialplanung