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Table 3 GPs’ perceptions regarding the potential of different incentives to increase the attractiveness of teaching undergraduates – total sample and comparison between physicians with and without interest in being involved in teaching undergraduates (Scale from 0 = “doesn’t affect attractiveness” to + 4 = “very strong increase in attractiveness”)

From: Willingness, concerns, incentives and acceptable remuneration regarding an involvement in teaching undergraduates - a cross-sectional questionnaire survey among German GPs

Incentive All
(mean ± SD)
No teaching interest
(mean ± SD)
Interested in teaching
(mean ± SD)
p
Adequate remuneration 1.5 ± 1.3 1.0 ± 1.1 1.8 ± 1.3 <  0.001
Special appreciation by Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (Kassenärztliche Vereinigung)/Medical Chamber 1.0 ± 1.2 0.5 ± 0.9 1.3 ± 1.2 <  0.001
Official designation as “Academic teaching practice” of the university with certificate 1.3 ± 1.3 0.7 ± 1.0 1.7 ± 1.2 <  0.001
Further training addressing teaching issues provided by the general practice department at university 1.3 ± 1.1 0.8 ± 1.0 1.6 ± 1.1 <  0.001
Further training addressing medical issues provided by the general practice department at university 1.4 ± 1.2 1.0 ± 1.1 1.6 ± 1.2 <  0.001
Availability of prepared teaching materials 1.8 ± 1.3 1.1 ± 1.2 2.2 ± 1.2 <  0.001
Opportunity to participate in shaping the content of the curriculum 1.3 ± 1.2 0.7 ± 1.0 1.6 ± 1.2 <  0.001
Perfect organisation on the part of the university 2.0 ± 1.4 1.3 ± 1.3 2.4 ± 1.2 <  0.001
Regular feedback regarding the teaching activities (evaluation) 1.5 ± 1.2 0.9 ± 1.0 1.8 ± 1.2 <  0.001
Long-term scheduling 2.0 ± 1.3 1.2 ± 1.2 2.5 ± 1.2 <  0.001
Access to knowledge (university library, online-books/−journals, etc.) 1.4 ± 1.3 0.9 ± 1.1 1.7 ± 1.3 <  0.001
Support to find a practice successor/to recruit medical staff 1.6 ± 1.4 1.2 ± 1.3 1.9 ± 1.5 <  0.001
Opportunity to achieve a further academic degree (Dr., habil.) 0.8 ± 1.3 0.3 ± 0.8 1.1 ± 1.4 <  0.001
Opportunities for more exchange with other colleagues working office-based 1.5 ± 1.2 1.2 ± 1.1 1.7 ± 1.2 <  0.001
Participation in general practice research projects 1.0 ± 1.2 0.6 ± 0.9 1.2 ± 1.2 <  0.001