Pediatrician Life and Career Experience Study


The Pediatrician Life and Career Experience Study (PLACES), started in 2012, is an ongoing longitudinal study to get accurate and current information on the experiences and opinions of early and mid-career pediatricians.  

The AAP is most grateful to PLACES pediatricians who generously give of their time to complete the surveys each year.

“I am very happy to continue as part of this long-term study. It has been rewarding and insightful through the ups and downs of my career and employment. It has given me an objective measure and a means to reflect on my work/life balance.”
-Current PLACES participant;
Subspecialist

“PLACES has given me an opportunity to reflect on my career on a regular basis. It should be a requirement for all physicians no matter what stage they are in their career.”
-Current PLACES participant;
Subspecialist

“It has been interesting to participate and read the PLACES updates and see posters at national conferences!”
-Current PLACES participant;
General Pediatrician

“Thank you for continuing to conduct a survey where all my professional and personal life situations are acknowledged. I find it good to provide these details about my life balance.”
-Current PLACES participant;
General Pediatrician

“I really enjoy completing these surveys. It allows me to really take time and reflect upon my work/life balance as well as my expectations for personal satisfaction in my profession.”
-Current PLACES participant;
Subspecialist