Performance of International Medical Graduates in Pediatric Residency: A Study of Peer and Faculty Perceptions.

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Summary of "Performance of International Medical Graduates in Pediatric Residency: A Study of Peer and Faculty Perceptions."

International Medical Graduates (IMGs) constitute around 25% of the US pediatric workforce. Their recruitment into US residency training yields concerns regarding their competence, though this has not been formally studied. Cincinnati Children's Hospital has systematically recruited IMGs over 16 years. This study evaluates perceptions of IMG performance by faculty and US-graduate (USG) peers.


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Name: Academic pediatrics
ISSN: 1876-2867


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Programs of training in medicine and medical specialties offered by hospitals for graduates of medicine to meet the requirements established by accrediting authorities.

The effect or sway that a PEER GROUP exerts on the beliefs, value systems and behavior of each member of a group. The social expectations for individuals to conform to peer group influence is known as peer pressure.

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