Attitudes towards biopsychosocial concerns in primary care: Prediction, gender and changes across cohorts

Medical Education Online

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Title Attitudes towards biopsychosocial concerns in primary care: Prediction, gender and changes across cohorts
 
Creator Brock, Douglas
Schaad, Douglas
Lee, Incho
 
Description The Washington Primary Care Interest Inventory (WPCII) assesses student attitudes regarding the appropriateness of a range of biopsychosocial concerns for which a patient might seek care from a primary care provider. The WPCII holds promise for understanding the relationship between attitudes, career choice, gender, and cohort. Methods: We longitudinally examined WPCII scores across medical school cohorts and by gender. We also explored the influence of attitudes in predicting career choice. Results: Four findings emerged. First, WPCII scores were positively associated with student preferences for primary care specialties. Second, across 14 years, there has been a significant upward trend in WPCII scores. Third, women exhibit higher scores on the WPCII. Finally, WPCII scores at the start of medical school show some ability to predict student residency match. Discussion: We discuss the WPCII’s promise for understanding shifts in career choice and the influence of gender in selecting primary care specialties.
 
Publisher Co-Action Publishing
 
Date 2009-12-09
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://med-ed-online.net/index.php/meo/article/view/4583
10.3402/meo.v11i.4583
 
Source Medical Education Online; Vol 11 (2006)
1087-2981
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://med-ed-online.net/index.php/meo/article/view/4583/4762
 

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