Time Well Spent: The Association Between Time and Effort Allocation and Intent to Leave Among Clinical Faculty Journal Article


Authors: Pollart, S. M.; Novielli, K. D.; Brubaker, L; Fox, S.; Dandar, V.; Radosevich, D. M.; Misfeldt, M. L.
Article Title: Time Well Spent: The Association Between Time and Effort Allocation and Intent to Leave Among Clinical Faculty
Abstract: PURPOSE: To explore the relationship between clinical faculty members' time/effort in four mission areas, their assessment of the distribution of that time/effort, and their intent to leave the institution and academic medicine. METHOD: Faculty from 14 U.S. medical schools participated in the 2011-2012 Faculty Forward Engagement Survey. The authors conducted multivariate logistic regression analyses to evaluate relationships between clinical faculty members' self-reported time/effort in each mission area, assessment of time/effort, and intent to leave the institution and academic medicine. RESULTS: Of the 13,722 clinical faculty surveyed, 8,349 (60.8%) responded. Respondents reported an average of 54.5% time/effort in patient care. The authors found no relationship between time/effort in patient care and intent to leave one's institution. Respondents who described spending "far too much/too much" time in patient care were more likely to report intent to leave their institution (odds ratio 2.12, P .001). Those who assessed their time/effort in all mission areas as "about right" were less likely to report intent to leave their institution (64/1,135; 5.6%) than those who reported "far too little/too little" or "far too much/too much" time/effort in one or more mission areas (535/3,671; 14.6%; P .001). CONCLUSIONS: Although the authors found no relationship between reported time/effort in patient care and intent to leave, the perception of "far too much/too much" time/effort spent in that mission area was correlated with intent to leave the institution. Efforts to align time/effort spent in each mission area with faculty expectations may improve retention.
Journal Title: Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Volume: 90
Issue: 3
ISSN: 1938-808X; 1040-2446
Publisher: Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges  
Date Published: 2015
Start Page: 365-71
Language: ENG
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Notes: JID: 8904605; aheadofprint
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  1. Linda Brubaker
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