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Table 2 Residents’ interest in academic medicine careers

From: Mentorship and pursuit of academic medicine careers: a mixed methods study of residents from diverse backgrounds

Characteristic How interested are you in academic medicine as a career? Mean Likert Score (95% CI)
Age (years)  
  18–34 1.86 (1.74–1.98)
  ≥ 35 1.89 (1.71–2.05)
Gender  
  Female 1.91 (1.75–2.06)
  Male 1.78 (1.63–1.93)
Race/Ethnicity  
  Black/African American 1.85 (1.65–2.06)
  Hispanic/Latino 1.68 (1.40–1.97)
  White 1.90 (1.70–2.09)
  Asian/Other 1.81 (1.61–2.00)
Specialty  
  Primary care 1.76 (1.60–1.92)
  Non-primary care 1.86 (1.71–2.01)
  Post-Graduate Year (PGY)  
  PGY1 1.97 (1.72–2.22)
  PGY2 1.84 (1.71–2.23)
  PGY3 1.87 (1.67–2.07)
  PGY4 and above 1.63 (1.43–1.82)
Estimated Medical Education Debt  
  < $150,000 1.77 (1.61–1.93)
  > $150,000 1.90 (1.76–2.05)
  1. Note: Likert scale ranged from 1 (very interested) to 5 (very disinterested).