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Project Citation: 

Sen, Srijan. Intern Health Study. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2021-08-16.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary The Intern Health Study is an NIH-funded longitudinal cohort study that assesses stress and mood in medical interns at institutions around the US, enrolling 1500 to 3000 new interns each year. We are hopeful that data collected in this study will further understanding of the psychological, genetic, and program factors involved in the development of depression under stress, and make a real change in the residency experience.
Funding Sources:  View help for Funding Sources National Institute of Mental Health (R01MH101459)

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms depression; stress; residency; anxiety; medical interns
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage US
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 4/1/2007 – 7/1/2020; 4/1/2018 – 7/1/2019 (2018-2019 Cohort)
Collection Date(s):  View help for Collection Date(s) 4/1/2007 – 7/1/2008 (2007-2008 Cohort); 4/1/2008 – 7/1/2009 (2008-2009 Cohort); 4/1/2009 – 7/1/2010 (2009-2010 Cohort); 4/1/2010 – 7/1/2011 (2010-2011 Cohort); 4/1/2011 – 7/1/2012 (2011-2012 Cohort); 4/1/2012 – 7/1/2013 (2012-2013 Cohort); 4/1/2013 – 7/1/2014 (2013-2014 Cohort); 4/1/2014 – 7/1/2015 (2014-2015 Cohort); 4/1/2015 – 7/1/2016 (2015-2016 Cohort); 4/1/2016 – 7/1/2017 (2016-2017 Cohort); 4/1/2017 – 7/1/2018 (2017-2018 Cohort); 4/1/2019 – 7/1/2020 (2019-2020 Cohort); 4/1/2020 – 7/1/2021 (2020-2021 Cohort)
Universe:  View help for Universe First year resident physicians at US institutions across all specialties
Data Type(s):  View help for Data Type(s) survey data


Response Rate:  View help for Response Rate Baseline response rate 2007-2020: 58%
Sampling:  View help for Sampling Incoming interns at US residency institutions
Data Source:  View help for Data Source Pre-internship survey
Quarterly follow-up surveys throughout the intern year 
Collection Mode(s):  View help for Collection Mode(s) web-based survey
Scales:  View help for Scales Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9)
General Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7)
Weights:  View help for Weights

Unit(s) of Observation:  View help for Unit(s) of Observation Individual

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