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A survey of factors influencing career preference in new-entrant and exiting medical students from four UK medical schools

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Education, July 2014
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)

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Title
A survey of factors influencing career preference in new-entrant and exiting medical students from four UK medical schools
Published in
BMC Medical Education, July 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6920-14-151
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Authors

Jennifer A Cleland, Peter W Johnston, Micheal Anthony, Nadir Khan, Neil W Scott

Abstract

Workforce planning is a central issue for service provision and has consequences for medical education. Much work has been examined the career intentions, career preferences and career destinations of UK medical graduates but there is little published about medical students career intentions. How soon do medical students formulate careers intentions? How much do these intentions and preferences change during medical school? If they do change, what are the determining factors? Our aim was to compare medical students' career preferences upon entry into and exit from undergraduate medical degree programmes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 1%
Bahamas 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Ghana 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 163 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 35 20%
Student > Master 26 15%
Researcher 19 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 9%
Student > Postgraduate 15 9%
Other 40 23%
Unknown 20 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 95 56%
Business, Management and Accounting 9 5%
Social Sciences 8 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 4%
Psychology 6 4%
Other 23 13%
Unknown 23 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 November 2017.
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#1,910,489
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Outputs from BMC Medical Education
#277
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#20,033
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