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Table 2 Comparisons by rank at SOM, years spent at SOM, and current employment setting among respondents in authors’ 2015 survey of faculty who left SOM between 1999 and 2014

From: Reasons for faculty departures from an academic medical center: a survey and comparison across faculty lines

  n (%) or mean (standard deviation)
All respondents Clinical Line Non-Clinical Line
Rank at SOM
 Assistant professor 47 (55%) 30 (64%) 17 (36%)
 Associate professor 25 (30%) 12 (52%) 13 (48%)
 Full professor 13 (15%) 5 (38%) 8 (24%)
Years at SOM§ 6.6 (4.0) 5.8 (3.2) 7.5 (4.7)
Current employment setting – academic vs. non-academic
 Academic (academic tenure position or clinical/teaching non-tenure position in an academic institution) 53 (62%) 25 (53%) 28 (74%)
 Gender (% F in academic positions vs M)a 15(56%) 38 (66%) 8 (42%) 17 (61%) 7 (88%) 21 (70%)
 Non-academic (health care organization, private practice, other) 32 (38%) 22 (47%) 10 (26%)
 Gender (% F in non-academic positions vs M) 12 (44%) 20 (34%) 11 (58%) 11 (39%) 1 (12%) 9 (30%)
  1. § p < .05 for independent samples t-test of difference in means between Clinical Line and Non-Clinical Line
  2. p < .10 for Pearson’s chi-square test of independence between Clinical Line and Non-Clinical Line going to Academic vs. Non-Academic Medicine
  3. a No significance for Pearson’s chi-square test of independence between Female vs. Male in Academic vs. Non-Academic Medicine