Does work experience help to become a medical specialist?
AbstractIn the Netherlands, students who want to become a medical specialist have to enrol in a training program which is in limited supply. During the search for a position as trainee (or "junior medical specialist"), they may accept a temporary job as a medical assistant. We use a micro dataset to investigate whether such work experience increases the probability of becoming junior medical specialist. To deal with se-lectivity, we simultaneously model the transitions from unemployment to trainee, from unemployment to medical assistant, from medical as-sistant to trainee and from medical assistant to unemployment. We find that work experience helps to become a medical specialist.
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medical care; universities; job search; education; duration analysis;
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- Berg, Gerard J. van den & Holm, Anders & Ours, Jan C. van, 1999. "Does work experience help to become a medical specialist?," Serie Research Memoranda 0017, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
- J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
- C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
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