Health Care workers who graduate medical school from the U.S. in 2016, but who don’t complete their degrees in a year, are more than twice as likely to become employed in 2017, according to a new study.
The study, which analyzed data from the National Center for Education Statistics, analyzed the years that medical school graduates completed and the years they completed the program as well as the years after graduation.
The researchers found that graduates of medical schools with a two-year graduation rate of more than 90% were more likely than graduates of other medical schools to return for work in 2017.
The median two- year graduation rate for graduates was 76%.
That same year, graduates of non-medical schools with an average two- or three-year completion rate of about 73% were also more likely in 2017 to be employed than graduates from the medical school with the highest average two year graduation rates of about 85%.
The study is the first to examine the employment prospects of medical school graduate students.
The researchers did not include students who completed an accredited medical school or who did not graduate from a medical school.
“We are very interested in looking at the health care workforce and this study highlights the value of having data from these two cohorts,” said Dr. Brian Houghton, senior director of the Center for Health Care Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The results of the study were published online this week in the Journal of Occupational and Labor Relations.
Houghton said the data from this study was particularly interesting because it found that the average two years of medical education is correlated with higher employment outcomes.
“When we have a population that is graduating from medical schools that are not completing the curriculum, they are likely to be less likely to find employment in the future,” Houghston said.
“What this tells us is that if you want to build a more diverse workforce in the health industry, you need to make sure you are building an educated workforce in your workforce.”
The data also show that graduates from non-academic medical schools, those who are employed full time, and those who have graduated from nonacademic institutions have lower employment outcomes than those who completed their medical school degree.
The authors say the study is a promising and timely indicator of the state of health care in the United States, and the importance of providing opportunities to students who want to become doctors.
“This data suggests that it’s important to focus on how you recruit and retain medical students, especially after they graduate from the school,” said co-author Dr. Laura Higgs, a professor of medicine and health policy at the Bloomberg School.
“The data shows that if medical schools want to keep their students, they need to get their students to the workforce.”
Houghston added that the study’s findings are important because they show that medical students can have the same opportunities to get into the medical workforce as other professions.
“In a perfect world, if we had an environment that was conducive to getting students to become physicians, we would be having a lot of medical students in our health care sector,” Higgs said.
“If we have an environment where students are more inclined to work for pay, they should be able to get jobs.”
The study also found that students who graduated from medical colleges and medical schools are more apt to be in high demand.
In fact, students who did get hired were more apt than those that didn’t to obtain an occupation, said Houghson.
The study found that medical schools were more effective than other colleges and universities at recruiting candidates.
“Medical schools are a very attractive profession,” Hougton said.