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Review of 10 Years Workshop „Career in Family Medicine“

DOI: 10.3238/zfa.2018.0500-0505

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Stephanie Poggenburg, Julia Schirgi, Kambiz Afshar, Beate Müller, Joanna Bouchi-Häfner, Andrea Siebenhofer

Keywords: career and life planning family medicine gender inequality increasing competence young scientists

Background: The self-initiated workshop „career in family medicine“ has existed since 2006 and aims to help junior scientists with their career and life planning.Methods: A questionnaire was used to ask former participants about their expectations of the workshop. With special regard to the importance of their scientific careers, the impact of the workshop on occupational and personal change was evaluated. Using a partially standardized questionnaire, a cross-sectional online survey of 64 persons that participated in the workshop between 2006 and 2017 was conducted. The questions were evaluated quantitatively, descriptively or utilizing content analysis.Results: 34 of 64 former participants took part in the survey (response rate: 53 %). 67 % of respondents said the workshop had led to a change in their private and/or professional lives. Former participants continued to work on their academic qualifications after participating in the workshop. At the time of the survey, 66 % of the participating men and 10 % of the participating women were habilitated. 5 former participants held a directorate function, of which 4 were male. 94 % of participants said the workshop had completely or partially fulfilled their expectations and the same number said they would recommend it to others.Conclusions: The workshop „Career in Family Medicine“ helps young scientists recognize and give concrete form to their professional and private objectives. The expectations of the workshop were fulfilled. Habilitation and university leadership were disproportionately more common in male former participants.


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