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Article: Specialty choice of medical graduates

TitleSpecialty choice of medical graduates
Authors
KeywordsSpecialty choice
medical graduates
Hong Kong
Issue Date1996
PublisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/
Citation
Hong Kong Practitioner, 1996, v. 18 n. 10, p. 504-512 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To investigate the specialty choice of Hong Kong medical graduates. Design: Mailed questionnaire survey. Subjects: A total of 139 students who attended the General Practice Unit of the University of Hong Kong for their general practice teaching during 1993 were surveyed in the second half of 1995 i.e. approximately 12 months after graduation. Complete data were collected for 88 (63.5%) of the graduates after four rounds of mailing. Results: General Medicine was the most popular with 48 (54.5%) graduates selecting it as one of their combined top three choices, followed by Accident & Emergency (A&E) (36 graduates, 40.9%) and General Practice (35 graduates, 39.8%). Male and female graduates showed similar patterns except towards Surgical specialties and Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G). Conclusions: These results provide indication on the competitiveness of specialty choices and the need for specialty counselling for junior doctors. It also reveals the possibility of an undecided stage towards specialty choice at the end of internship and raises the need for general rotation during early postgraduate years.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45031
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dc.contributor.authorLam, TPen_HK
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dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:15:59Z-
dc.date.issued1996en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Practitioner, 1996, v. 18 n. 10, p. 504-512en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1027-3948en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45031-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To investigate the specialty choice of Hong Kong medical graduates. Design: Mailed questionnaire survey. Subjects: A total of 139 students who attended the General Practice Unit of the University of Hong Kong for their general practice teaching during 1993 were surveyed in the second half of 1995 i.e. approximately 12 months after graduation. Complete data were collected for 88 (63.5%) of the graduates after four rounds of mailing. Results: General Medicine was the most popular with 48 (54.5%) graduates selecting it as one of their combined top three choices, followed by Accident & Emergency (A&E) (36 graduates, 40.9%) and General Practice (35 graduates, 39.8%). Male and female graduates showed similar patterns except towards Surgical specialties and Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G). Conclusions: These results provide indication on the competitiveness of specialty choices and the need for specialty counselling for junior doctors. It also reveals the possibility of an undecided stage towards specialty choice at the end of internship and raises the need for general rotation during early postgraduate years.en_HK
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dc.publisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectSpecialty choiceen_HK
dc.subjectmedical graduatesen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.titleSpecialty choice of medical graduatesen_HK
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