Background: The new generation of physicians has disruptive effects and also does not stop at the discipline of obstetrics and gynecology. The discourse is still focused on Generation Y (1980–1994). In order to offer a constructive working environment to the new generation, time is pressing. It is important to be aware of their requirements for such an environment. Objective: Determination of the pattern of opinions of the next generation of physicians in gynecology and obstetrics and then to derive aspects relevant to the practice, taking the future dominant Generation Z (1995–2009) into account. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional survey of junior physicians in gynecology and obstetrics at training hospitals was conducted from January to October 2021. A total of 81 questions on 6 topics were answered online. Results: A total of 122 questionnaires (n = 122) were evaluated. Of these 28% (n = 33) rated the workload as very high and 56% (n = 67) as high. Two thirds (n = 81) worked 40–59 h per week, 67% (n = 80) put the share of delegable activities at > 25%, 88% (n = 105) spent 25–75% of daily work time on documentation, 92% (n = 109) would like to have regular senior or chief physician visits. Of the participants 81% (n = 95) rated continuing education as less than good. For 32% (n = 38) there was a balanced relation between health and profession, 25% (n = 29) rated working conditions as family friendly and 88% (n = 102) would be willing to change employers if dissatisfaction persisted. Conclusion: The next generation of physicians is dominated by demands for further training, part-time work, a sense of purpose, compatibility of family and career, appreciation and self-care. Solution concepts to meet these demands would be available.
|Translated title of the contribution||Pattern of opinions of young physicians in gynecology and obstetrics in northern Germany: A comprehensive survey of training clinics in the area of the North German Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics with characterization of the next generation of physicians and a practice-oriented approach in preparation for Generation Z|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|