Scholarly Productivity Among Academic Foot and Ankle Surgeons Affiliated With US Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency and Fellowship Training Programs

Dominick J. Casciato, Kimberly S. Cravey, Ian M. Barron

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Abstract

Foot and ankle surgeons practicing within academic medicine balance clinical or surgical training, course instruction, administrative duties, and research. Along with clinical skills and patient volume, promotion within academia often relies on scholarly productivity. Previous research across specialties described this productivity using variables including publications, citations, and the h-index, a scale that quantifies the productivity and citation impact of published works, among academic ranks. As no studies examine the scholarly impact of foot and ankle surgeons with academic appointments, this study aimed to analyze the productivity and gender differences present in this specialty. A systematic review of academic-affiliated foot and ankle surgery residencies and fellowships was performed; and faculty members were screened for sex, academic rank, publication history, citations, h-index, and years in practice. Among 234 programs reviewed, 44 programs allowed for the analysis of 106 practitioners with an academic rank eligible for analysis. Overall, 78.3% of practitioners were male with the most common rank being assistant professor. Men published more documents and maintained higher citations as well as longer years in practice, and this was significant (p <.05). A significant difference was exhibited among all academic ranks (p ≤.001). Multivariate regression revealed the publication history and years in practice are strongly correlated with the h-index of providers (p ≤.001). Foot and ankle surgeons practicing in an academic setting may use the results of this study to gauge their productivity and identify benchmarks that similar providers have met at varying academic ranks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1222-1226
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Volume60
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 4
  • academic medicine
  • education
  • fellowship
  • residency
  • surgical training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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