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Table 5 Logistic Regression on Career Plan after Residency: Academia

From: Exploring intentions of physician-scientist trainees: factors influencing MD and MD/PhD interest in research careers

  Effects of degree focus on various factors related to academic career aspirations, AOR (95% CI)*
Factor MD/PhD vs. MD-Research
n = 383
MD/PhD vs. MD-Non research
n = 781
MD-Research vs. MD-Non research
n = 740
MD/PhD 0.691 (0.145–3.286) 4.302 (1.389–13.326) n/a
MD-Research Focus 1.000 (reference) n/a 0.408 (0.170–0.977)
MD-Non Research n/a 1.000 (reference) 1.000 (reference)
Femalea 0.807 (0.274–2.373) 1.691 (1.019–2.808) 1.744 (1.073–2.837)
Whiteb 2.762 (0.895–8.529) 1.632 (0.981–2.713) 1.373 (0.841–2.241)
Hispanicc 2.069 (0.196–21.790) 0.372 (0.162–0.854) 0.472 (0.216–1.030)
Paid primarily through loans 0.132 (0.028–0.634) 2.050 (1.119–3.754) 1.610 (0.922–2.813)
Sector: private practice 0.291 (0.086–0.984) 0.632 (0.358–1.117) 0.664 (0.387–1.139)
Intention: Education 6.335 (1.888–21.254) 6.812 (4.094–11.334) 7.347 (4.535–11.904)
Intend: Clinical Research 3.035 (0.901–10.224) 3.281 (1.933–5.567) 2.911 (1.774–4.774)
Intend: Translational Research 6.055 (1.598–22.941) 2.165 (1.031–4.544) 2.195 (1.040–4.631)
Spec: Internal Medicine 5.021 (1.371–18.3920) 2.386 (1.388–4.104) 2.058 (1.221–3.473)
Spec: Surgery 2.925 (0.140–61.049) 2.664(1.053–6.739) 2.338 (0.984–5.555)
Predict eldercare after res 12.476 (2.653–58.907) 2.710 (1.641–4.475) 2.430 (1.490–3.963)
Obs: Balance clin, res, ed 2.684 (0.892–8.073) 4.401 (2.400–8.070) 3.749 (2.114–6.648)
Desire 50:50 research:clinical 4.691 (1.319–16.686) 1.372 (0.243–7.760) 7.695 (2.053–28.839)
Career Factor: Community Svc 0.515 (0.131–2.029) 0.593 (0.336–1.047) 0.540 (0.316–0.923)
Can identify mentor 3.204 (1.033–9.936) 1.438 (0.585–2.411) 1.836 (1.123–3.000)
  1. * Bolded values are statistically significant
  2. a Compared to male
  3. b Compared to self-report non-White
  4. c Compared to self-report non-Hispanic