Career management and personal integration in organizational culture in medical education - case study University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania

Vol. 60 No. 3, 2019


Cristina Constanta Cotocel, Raluca Eugenia Iovan, Alexandru Marian Goganau, Florina Nechita, Sorin Stefan Deca, Bogdan Virgil Cotoi, Tony Popa Nistorescu

A peculiarity in the professional training of medical staff with higher education is the fact that a large part of the teaching staff is also a practitioner of the medical profession, thus combining the activity of educator and trainer with that of doctor or nurse. The two occupations, although distinct at first glance, cannot be separated in the educational-formative process of the medical profession. Practitioners who combine the two professional activities decide to develop a parallel medical and university career, though different are complementary. In this context, through an analysis of the attitudes, opinions and behaviors of employees in medical education institutions regarding career and professional development, one can determine how they position themselves in relation to the choices made in terms of the job, the place where they want to practice it, how they work and their professional satisfaction. This article presents the results of a study conducted at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, on professors and auxiliary teaching staff of the Faculties of Medicine and General Medical Assistance, in order to identify how it relates to organizational culture, its own career and how satisfied with the choices they have made.

Corresponding author: Raluca Eugenia Iovan, PhD Student; e-mail:; Alexandru Marian Goganau, MD, PhD; e-mail:

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