British Thoracic Society survey of the career intentions of respiratory medicine specialty trainees in the UK

Kartik Kumar (Lead / Corresponding author), Kavita Dave, Lola Loewenthal, Emily Ward, Charlotte Addy

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    Abstract

    There were respiratory consultant post vacancies in 82% of surveyed UK hospitals in 2021. Understanding respiratory trainees' career intentions is vital to plan and train a future respiratory workforce. In 2020, the British Thoracic Society surveyed trainee members (n=144) to assess career plans and perceived barriers and facilitators when applying for consultant posts. Most trainees (79, 55.6%) report intending to pursue UK-based posts with general internal medicine responsibilities. Consultant applications are influenced by location, hospital type, previous local experience and availability of subspecialty posts. Insufficient guidance is available regarding consultant applications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article numbere001219
    Number of pages5
    JournalBMJ Open Respiratory Research
    Volume9
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2022

    Keywords

    • Career Choice
    • Humans
    • Intention
    • Pulmonary Medicine
    • Surveys and Questionnaires
    • United Kingdom

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