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Resident Attitudes Toward Residency Unions: A Web-Based Survey
Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Conference (SESC)
  • Jonathan L. Kaplan, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  • John P. Hurt, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  • J. Patrick O'Leary, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  • Robert C. Hoell, Georgia Southern University
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
2-1-2004
Abstract
A study was conducted to evaluate medical residents’ attitudes toward unionization and to measure issues a residency union might pursue. Medical residents are in a transitory state between graduate student and working professional, giving them little voice in the workplace. It is possible that medical residents could be the next “niche” area for unions seeking to grow their membership. A Web-based survey was e-mailed to residents throughout the country. There were 578 responses, with residents strongly desiring health and malpractice insurance as well as free parking. The results also showed that although 82 percent would consider joining a union, only a third would help organize and form that union. Given these conflicting results, the unionization of medical residents would require new organizing techniques geared specifically for these employees.
Citation Information
Jonathan L. Kaplan, John P. Hurt, J. Patrick O'Leary and Robert C. Hoell. "Resident Attitudes Toward Residency Unions: A Web-Based Survey" Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Conference (SESC) (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_c_hoell/57/