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Table 1 Survey responses by graduates of the Underserved Medicine and Public Health program, surveyed September 2020. (n = 17)

From: Retaining interest in caring for underserved patients among future medicine subspecialists: Underserved Medicine and Public Health (UMPH) program

Question Responses (n = 17)
Number (%)
Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
The UMPH program…
 …exposed me to important topics in public health. 0 0 2 (12) 15 (88)
 …exposed me to important topics in underserved medicine. 0 0 1 (6) 16 (94)
 …provided a meaningful forum to discuss important issues in public health. 0 0 2 (12) 15 (88)
 …provided a meaningful forum to discuss important issues in underserved medicine. 0 0 1 (6) 16 (94)
 …broadened my knowledge of career options in medicine and public health. 0 2 (12) 7 (41) 8 (47)
 … improved my ability to analyze public health issues. 0 1 (6) 10 (59) 6 (35)
 …provided clinical exposure to underserved populations in the Washington, DC area. 0 0 2 (12) 15 (88)
 …helped foster my interested in treating specific underserved populations. 0 0 2 (12) 15 (88)
 My understanding of key public health concepts improved as a result of UMPH. 0 0 11 (65) 6 (35)
 In my daily work today, I use concepts or skills that were fostered by UMPH. 0 1 (6) 9 (53) 7 (41)
 I provide better care today to my patients because of UMPH. 0 0 8 (47) 9 (53)
 I have more interest in a career that involves public health as a result of UMPH. 0 1 (6) 11 (65) 5 (29)
 I have more interest in a career that involves underserved populations as a result of UMPH. 0 2 (12) 5 (29) 10 (59)
 I have more interest in a career that involves being a physician-leader as a result of UMPH. 0 3 (18) 7 (41) 7 (41)
 I value interdisciplinary healthcare team members more highly because of UMPH. 0 2 (12) 6 (35) 9 (53)
 UMPH provided me with a sense of belonging to a community of healthcare providers with a commitment to the underserved. 0 0 5 (29) 12 (71)
 UMPH helped me meet my career goals. 0 0 8 (47) 9 (53)
 UMPH allowed me to gain confidence in my ability to provide healthcare to underserved patients. 0 1 (6) 6 (35) 10 (59)
 UMPH allowed me to gain comfort providing healthcare to underserved patients. 0 0 5 (29) 12 (71)
 UMPH allowed me to enjoy providing healthcare to underserved patients. 0 0 3 (18) 14 (82)
 Physicians have an important role in identifying social determinants of health for their patients. 0 1 (6) 2 (12) 14 (82)
 I would recommend UMPH to current residents. 0 0 2 (12) 15 (88)
 UMPH made me more likely to practice primary care. 0 11 (65) 3 (18) 3 (18)
 UMPH should target residents pursuing primary care as a career pathway. 0 10 (59) 5 (29) 2 (12)
 UMPH should target residents pursuing subspecialty care as a career pathway. 0 7 (41) 10 (59) 0
 Providing healthcare to the underserved is fulfilling for me. 0 0 3 (18) 14 (82)
 Overall, the UMPH experience was an effective use of my time.a 0 0 1 (7) 14 (93)
  1. a Two respondents did not complete the survey; for this question n = 15