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20 / 12 / 2023

 


Pediatric career decision: A literature review of motivational factors

Jubran Alqanatish, Abdulmajeed Alfadhel, Areej Albelali, Dhafer Alqahtani.


Abstract
PUnless decision-makers for the future pediatric workforce are aware of different factors that influence career choices of candidates, they may not be able to meet the needs of this major specialty. Pediatricians should be perceptive, effective communicators, and endlessly patient with the children. In this article, we conducted a thorough literature search to explore factors affecting career choices among undergraduate and postgraduate students who choose pediatrics or pediatric subspecialties. We assessed the similarities and differences in decision-making in pediatric, medicine, surgery, and orthopedic career contexts to help the candidates in ranking their career options. Authors found that both intrinsic and extrinsic factors shape the career choices of those seeking to work in pediatrics or pediatric subspecialties. A well-structured career development curriculum and clinical experience are considered the most important extrinsic factors, whereas personal characteristics of the candidate and career needs are considered the most important intrinsic factors. These factors may vary across specialties, and even between different subspecialties within the same major specialty. Some factors are considered very important, while others are deemed less so in comparison. The role of mentoring in career selection is crucial. It has been documented in a sizable body of literature that residents are inspired to pursue the careers of their mentors. Pediatrics is no exception. The decision to pursue a subspecialty training is complex and is affected by multiple factors. Those engaged in managing the workforce of the future in the field of pediatrics must familiarize themselves with the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that affect the candidates’ career choices.

Key words: Pediatric workforce, career decision-making, mentorship, extrinsic factors, intrinsic factors.


 
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Alqanatish J, Alfadhel A, Albelali A, Alqahtani D. Pediatric career decision: A literature review of motivational factors. Sudan J Paed. 2023; 23(2): 112-125. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1696066895


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Alqanatish J, Alfadhel A, Albelali A, Alqahtani D. Pediatric career decision: A literature review of motivational factors. https://sudanjp.com//?mno=171476 [Access: June 16, 2024]. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1696066895


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Alqanatish J, Alfadhel A, Albelali A, Alqahtani D. Pediatric career decision: A literature review of motivational factors. Sudan J Paed. 2023; 23(2): 112-125. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1696066895



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Alqanatish J, Alfadhel A, Albelali A, Alqahtani D. Pediatric career decision: A literature review of motivational factors. Sudan J Paed. (2023), [cited June 16, 2024]; 23(2): 112-125. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1696066895



Harvard Style

Alqanatish, J., Alfadhel, . A., Albelali, . A. & Alqahtani, . D. (2023) Pediatric career decision: A literature review of motivational factors. Sudan J Paed, 23 (2), 112-125. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1696066895



Turabian Style

Alqanatish, Jubran, Abdulmajeed Alfadhel, Areej Albelali, and Dhafer Alqahtani. 2023. Pediatric career decision: A literature review of motivational factors. Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics, 23 (2), 112-125. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1696066895



Chicago Style

Alqanatish, Jubran, Abdulmajeed Alfadhel, Areej Albelali, and Dhafer Alqahtani. "Pediatric career decision: A literature review of motivational factors." Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics 23 (2023), 112-125. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1696066895



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alqanatish, Jubran, Abdulmajeed Alfadhel, Areej Albelali, and Dhafer Alqahtani. "Pediatric career decision: A literature review of motivational factors." Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics 23.2 (2023), 112-125. Print. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1696066895



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alqanatish, J., Alfadhel, . A., Albelali, . A. & Alqahtani, . D. (2023) Pediatric career decision: A literature review of motivational factors. Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics, 23 (2), 112-125. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1696066895





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