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Pediatrician Life and Career Experience Study


What is PLACES?

The Pediatrician Life and Career Experience Study (PLACES) is a major research initiative launched in 2012 to track early career​ pediatricians’ experiences over the course of their careers.  This longitudinal study follows 1,800 physicians who are in one of two important cohorts: a) 2009-2011 Residency Graduates and b) 2002-2004 Residency Graduates. Participants give annual updates on core issues such as career satisfaction, work-life balance, work environment, daily stressors, and life changes.  They also complete a shorter survey each year that focuses on one high priority topic identified as important by the participants. 

The data that PLACES participants have been providing the Academy through the PLACES surveys are valuable in guiding AAP strategic thinking and plans for the future.  

PLACES is in the 7th consecutive year of collecting data!  The 2018 fall survey will soon be in​ the field​.

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

    Contact PLACES

    For more information about PLACES, please contact Mary Pat Frintner: or 630/626-6664.

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