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Table 4 Preferred institution for employment after acquiring licensure as an OEM specialist

From: Residency programs and the outlook for occupational and environmental medicine in Korea

  Training institution a Residency year a
Areas of employment Total (n = 86) Institute (n = 9) Hospital (n = 77) P-value * Lower (n = 44) Higher (n = 42) P-value **
Korean Industrial Health Association or Korea Medical Institute 3.8 ± 1.1 3.7 ± 0.9 3.8 ± 1.3 0.633 4.0 ± 0.9 3.6 ± 1.4 0.131
Hospital (providing special health examinations or health management services) 4.1 ± 1.0 3.7 ± 1.0 4.1 ± 1.0 0.183 4.0 ± 1.0 4.2 ± 1.0 0.139
University hospital or university 3.6 ± 1.4 4.1 ± 0.6 3.5 ± 1.4 0.280 3.6 ± 1.3 3.6 ± 1.5 0.974
Public institutions (e.g., OSHRI) 3.1 ± 1.2 3.9 ± 0.7 3.0 ± 1.2 0.011 3.2 ± 1.1 3.0 ± 1.2 0.407
Ministry of Employment and Labor or Ministry of the Environment 3.1 ± 1.3 3.8 ± 0.9 3.0 ± 1.3 0.042 3.1 ± 1.1 2.8 ± 1.3 0.073
Major company (health manager) 3.7 ± 1.1 3.9 ± 0.8 3.7 ± 1.1 0.662 3.7 ± 1.0 3.7 ± 1.2 0.971
Private clinic 3.0 ± 1.1 2.7 ± 0.7 3.1 ± 1.2 0.375 3.0 ± 1.2 3.1 ± 1.1 0.571
Worker health center 3.2 ± 1.2 3.4 ± 1.1 3.2 ± 1.2 0.492 3.3 ± 1.0 3.1 ± 1.3 0.222
  1. OEM Occupational and environmental medicine; OSHRI Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute; SD Standard deviation
  2. *By Mann-Whitney test
  3. **By Student’s t-test
  4. aMean ± SD