PhD position on understanding, supporting and guiding medical residents' career choices

PhD position on understanding, supporting and guiding medical residents' career choices

Published Deadline Location
3 Jul 5 Aug Maastricht

Job description

Are you interested in education and research? This PhD project focuses on medical residents’ career choices, and when & how to support them.

Job Description
Embarking on the journey of medical specialty training is a pivotal moment for graduating medical students. However, this path often presents challenges due to mismatches between individual aspirations and the demands of the healthcare system. We intend to address these challenges through systematic research. By exploring the factors influencing career decisions among young doctors and the unique characteristics of each specialty, we aim to facilitate a smoother transition into specialty training.

A key focus of our efforts is to optimize the selection process for specialty training. Drawing upon evidence-based approaches, we strive to ensure alignment between the preferences of prospective doctors and the requirements and expectations of their chosen specialties. Additionally, we aim to understand how to provide ongoing support to residents, creating an environment conducive to their professional growth.

We invite you to join us in this research, to enhance the choices for and support throughout medical specialty training from the perspectives of different stakeholders. This research is intended to form the basis for an intervention to support residents from the outset and throughout: the selection for specialty training. Selection can be used to match expectations between the applicants and the program and provide a starting point for guidance, to create an environment that fosters learning from the very start.

Requirements
We are looking for a candidate with a (research) master of science (MSc) in education, psychology, health or any related domain, with an interest in educational research. A team-player with strong communication skills. Being creative, flexible, and independent and having experience with (educational) research as well as the ability to speak and write Dutch is an advantage.

What we offer
As a PhD at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, you will be employed by the most international university in the Netherlands, located in the beautiful city of Maastricht. In addition, we offer you:
  • Good employment conditions. The position is graded in scale PhD according to UFO profile PhD, with corresponding salary based on experience ranging from €2770,00 in the first year and €3539,00 gross per month in the fourth year (based on a full-time employment of 38 hours per week). In addition to the monthly salary, an 8.0% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus apply.
  • An employment contract for a period of 12 months with a scope of 1.0 FTE. Upon a positive evaluation, an extension of 3 years will follow.
  • At Maastricht University, the well-being of our employees is of utmost importance, we offer flexible working hours and the possibility to work partly from home if the nature of your position allows it. You will receive a monthly commuting and internet allowance for this. If you work full-time, you will be entitled to 29 vacation days and 4 additional public holidays per year, namely carnival Monday, carnival Tuesday, Good Friday, and Liberation Day. If you choose to accumulate compensation hours, an additional 12 days will be added. Furthermore, you can personalize your employment conditions through a collective labor agreement (CAO) choice model.
  • As Maastricht University, we offer various other excellent secondary employment conditions. These include a good pension scheme with the ABP and the opportunity for UM employees to participate in company fitness and make use of the extensive sports facilities that we also offer to our students.
  • Last but certainly not least, we provide the space and facilities for your personal and professional development. We facilitate this by offering a wide range of training programs and supporting various well-established initiatives such as 'acknowledge and appreciate'.

The terms of employment at Maastricht University are largely set out in the collective labor agreement of Dutch Universities. In addition, local provisions specific to UM apply. For more information, click here.

Maastricht University
Why work at Maastricht University?
At Maastricht University (UM), everything revolves around the future. The future of our students, as we work to equip them with a solid, broad-based foundation for the rest of their lives. And the future of society, as we seek solutions through our research to issues from all around the world. Our six faculties combined provide a comprehensive package of study programmes and research.

In our teaching, we use the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method. Students work in small groups, looking for solutions to problems themselves. By discussing issues and working together to draw conclusions, formulate answers and present them to their peers, students develop essential skills for their future careers.

With over 22,300 students and more than 5,000 employees from all over the world, UM is home to a vibrant and inspiring international community.

Are you drawn to an international setting focused on education, science and scholarship? Are you keen to contribute however your skills and qualities allow? Our door is open to you! As a young European university, we value your talent and look forward to creating the future together.

Click here for more information about UM.

Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
At the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML), everything revolves around healthy living. Our research and education are not solely focused on recovery, but place a strong emphasis on prevention, health preservation, and health promotion. Our aim is to use our knowledge and expertise to genuinely contribute to the well-being of individual people as well as society in total.

In, research, and healthcare, FHML is closely collaborating with the academic hospital in Maastricht, together forming the Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+). FHML is strongly connected in education, research, and care with the Maastricht academic hospital, together with which it forms the Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+).

FHML, which is the largest faculty of Maastricht University, is formed by an (inter)national community of employees and students. The faculty offers a wide range of Dutch and English-taught bachelor's and master's programs in innovative educational concepts in which the emphasis is always on building bridges to practice.

The multidisciplinary research of the FHML focuses on a number of carefully chosen topical current themes. In addition to research aimed at gaining new insights, it also concerns research whose results can be directly translated into concrete applications and innovations. The implementation of the various research programs is organized in our six graduate schools and two institutes.

Department of Educational Development and Research
This department supports innovation and research of bachelor’s, master’s and postgraduate training programs within the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML), Maastricht University in various domains, such as instruction and e-learning, assessment, faculty development, and evaluation or quality improvement.

https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/educational-development-research

School of Health Professions Education (SHE)
The School of Health Professions Education (SHE) is a graduate school for research, education and innovation in health professions education. SHE’s ambitions are captured in our vision: excellent healthcare requires evidence-informed models for the education of future and current healthcare professionals.
https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/school-health-professions-education-0

Curious?
Are you interested in this exciting position but still have questions? Feel free to contact Sanne Schreurs via Sanne.Schreurs@maastrichtuniversity.nl or via + 31 43 388 5629 for more information.

Applying?
Or are you already convinced and ready to become our new PhD? Apply now, no later than August 5th, for this position.

The vacancy is open for internal and external candidates. In case of equal qualifications, internal candidates will be prioritized.

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.

Specifications

Maastricht University (UM)

Specifications

  • PhD
  • Health
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2770—€3539 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1094

Employer

Maastricht University (UM)

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P. Debyelaan 25, 6229HX, Maastricht

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Make sure to apply no later than 5 Aug 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).