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Career Needs Assessment for Early Career Academic Surgeons Using a Modified Accelerated Delphi Process




Julkaisun tekijätFleming Christina A., Augustinus Simone, Lemmers Daan H. L., Lopez-Lopez Victor, Nitschke Christine, Farges Olivier, Salminen Paulina, O'Connell P. Ronan, Campos Ricardo Robles, Caiazzo Robert

KustantajaLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS

Julkaisuvuosi2023

JournalAnnals of Surgery

Tietokannassa oleva lehden nimiANNALS OF SURGERY

Volyymi278

Julkaisunumero5

Aloitussivu655

Lopetussivun numero661

ISSN0003-4932

eISSN1528-1140

DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000006014

Verkko-osoitehttps://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/fulltext/2023/11000/career_needs_assessment_for_early_career_academic.4.aspx


Tiivistelmä

Introduction
Over the past 2 decades, physicians' wellbeing has become a topic of interest. It is currently unclear what the current needs are of early career academic surgeons (ECAS).

Methods
Consensus statements on academic needs were developed during a Delphi process, including all presenters from the previous European Surgical Association (ESA) meetings (2018-2022). The Delphi involved (1) a literature review, (2) Delphi form generation, and (3) an accelerated Delphi process. The Delphi form was generated by a steering group that discussed findings identified within the literature. The modified accelerated e-consensus approach included 3 rounds over a 4-week period. Consensus was defined as >80% agreement in any round.

Results
Forty respondents completed all 3 rounds of the Delphi. Median age was 37 years (interquartile range 5), and 53% were female. Majority were consultant/attending (52.5%), followed by PhD (22.5%), fellowship (15%), and residency (10%). ECAS was defined as a surgeon in 'development' years of clinical and academic practice relative to their career goals (87.9% agreement). Access to split academic and clinical contracts is desirable (87.5%). Consensus on the factors contributing to ECAS underperformance included: burnout (94.6%), lack of funding (80%), lack of mentorship (80%), and excessive clinical commitments (80%). Desirable factors to support ECAS development included: access to e-learning (90.9%), face-to-face networking opportunities (95%), support for research team development (100%), and specific formal mentorship (93.9%).

Conclusion
The evolving role and responsibilities of ECAS require increasing strategic support, mentorship, and guidance on structured career planning. This will facilitate workforce sustainability in academic surgery in the future.


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