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Table 5 Percentage of respondents who indicated the following factors were primary reasons for leaving SOM, 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 (%)
All respondents (n = 85) Clinical Line (n = 47) Non-Clinical (n = 38)
Professional and/or advancement opportunities** 56 (66%) 25 (53%) 31 (82%)
Salary 46 (54%) 28 (60%) 18 (47%)
Personal/family reasons 34 (40%) 21 (45%) 13 (34%)
Issues with support (recognition, appreciation, etc.) 29 (34%) 17 (36%) 12 (35%)
Issues with research support 24 (28%) 16 (34%) 8 (21%)
Issues with clinical support** 13 (15%) 13 (28%) 0 (0%)
Geographic location 13 (15%) 8 (17%) 5 (13%)
Issues with diversity 3 (4%) 2 (4%) 1 (3%)
Discrimination 4 (5%) 3 (6%) 1 (3%)
Other 18 (21%) 8 (17%) 10 (26%)
  1. p < .10 * p < .05 ** p < .01 for Pearson’s chi-square test of independence between Clinical Line and Non-Clinical Line