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Lifestyle and Career Satisfaction Amongst US-Based Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: Results of a Nationwide Survey

Published:November 10, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oooo.2022.11.005

      Statement of Clinical Relevance

      • 91.3% of US-based OMSs report a significant degree of career satisfaction and a majority would choose the specialty as their profession again. No particular demographic factors were predictive of satisfaction, however, factors with negative impact on professional life need validation.

      Abstract

      Objectives

      : This study aims to investigate overall career satisfaction rate amongst U.S-based OMSs and to evaluate possible predictors of professional stress and quality of life.

      Study Design

      : Members of the AAOMS were invited to complete an online survey-based assessment. Descriptive statistics were computed; univariate analysis was performed to identify predictors for satisfaction.

      Results

      : Overall response rate was 29%. Most of respondents were male (88.6%), aged > 45 years (71.7%), married (91.7%), and working at private/group-based practices (55.9%) for more than 15 years (66.6%). A majority of surgeons 91.3% reported being satisfied with their career with 84.9% willing to choose a career in OMS again. No significant difference was noted in satisfaction rates between academic and non-academic surgeons. On univariate analysis, no particular demographic characteristic was predictive of satisfaction.

      Conclusion

      : 91.3% of US-based OMSs report a significant degree of career satisfaction and a majority would choose the specialty as their profession again.

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