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Table 1 Top ten predictors of "serious intent" to leave academic medicine

From: Medical school faculty discontent: prevalence and predictors of intent to leave academic careers

  Prevalence (%) OR (95% CI)*
Quality of Life   
It is not easy to balance family responsibilities with career development 66 3.52 (2.34,5.30)
My department lacks a sense of academic community 43 2.67 (1.86, 3.83)
Teaching   
The School does not adequately recognize innovative and high quality teaching 75 2.47 (1.59, 3.83)
My department does not foster and reward teaching excellence 63 2.40 (1.64, 3.51)
Clinical Service   
Time for clinical services is not recognized in evaluation and promotion criteria 83 2.73 (1.60, 4.68)
My department does not support excellence in clinical service 58 2.54 (1.74, 3.69)
Faculty Development   
My department lacks an effective program of faculty development 69 3.03 (2.00, 4.60)
My department has not evaluated my academic progress regularly 41 2.60 (1.80, 3.74)
Governance   
The Dean and Chancellor do not understand demands placed on faculty and support them 56 2.84 (1.75, 4.59)
Faculty do not have the opportunity to comment on the performance of institutional leaders 88 3.08 (2.07, 4.72)
  1. *Odds Ratio expresses the increased likelihood of "Serious intent to leave academic medicine" when faculty member "Agrees" or "Strongly Agrees" with this statement.