A study of the factors influencing school-going students considering medical careers.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136349
Title:
A study of the factors influencing school-going students considering medical careers.
Authors:
McHugh, S M; Corrigan, M A; Sheikh, A; Lehane, E; Broe, P; Hill, A D K
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
A study of the factors influencing school-going students considering medical careers. 2011, 9 (4):191-4 Surgeon
Journal:
The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
Issue Date:
Aug-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136349
DOI:
10.1016/j.surge.2010.09.005
PubMed ID:
21672658
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21672658
Abstract:
Obtaining a place in an Irish medical school is extremely competitive, a situation mirrored in many other countries. We aimed to determine the factors influencing school students in deciding to study medicine in university. We further determined what level of interest exists in pursuing a surgical career after completion of medical school.; The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland hosts an annual "Introduction to Medicine" programme for senior school children. Attendees were surveyed using a Likert scale to examine the factors influencing the group in choosing to study medicine, and pursue surgery as their ultimate career choice.; A total of 128 completed the survey, giving a response rate of 100%. The opportunity to help others was most the most influential factors cited by students (97%). Males were significantly more likely to have an interest in a career in surgery rather than medicine (p = 0.003), and ranked "financial reward" (p = 0.036) as a more significant factors in influencing career choice than did females.; A clear understanding of these factors influencing our students in their career choices and a strategy of recruitment based on these is imperative in order to optimize recruitment of students most suited to working as doctors.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1479-666X

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcHugh, S Men
dc.contributor.authorCorrigan, M Aen
dc.contributor.authorSheikh, Aen
dc.contributor.authorLehane, Een
dc.contributor.authorBroe, Pen
dc.contributor.authorHill, A D Ken
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-19T13:43:06Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-19T13:43:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-08-
dc.identifier.citationA study of the factors influencing school-going students considering medical careers. 2011, 9 (4):191-4 Surgeonen
dc.identifier.issn1479-666X-
dc.identifier.pmid21672658-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.surge.2010.09.005-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/136349-
dc.description.abstractObtaining a place in an Irish medical school is extremely competitive, a situation mirrored in many other countries. We aimed to determine the factors influencing school students in deciding to study medicine in university. We further determined what level of interest exists in pursuing a surgical career after completion of medical school.-
dc.description.abstractThe Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland hosts an annual "Introduction to Medicine" programme for senior school children. Attendees were surveyed using a Likert scale to examine the factors influencing the group in choosing to study medicine, and pursue surgery as their ultimate career choice.-
dc.description.abstractA total of 128 completed the survey, giving a response rate of 100%. The opportunity to help others was most the most influential factors cited by students (97%). Males were significantly more likely to have an interest in a career in surgery rather than medicine (p = 0.003), and ranked "financial reward" (p = 0.036) as a more significant factors in influencing career choice than did females.-
dc.description.abstractA clear understanding of these factors influencing our students in their career choices and a strategy of recruitment based on these is imperative in order to optimize recruitment of students most suited to working as doctors.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21672658en
dc.titleA study of the factors influencing school-going students considering medical careers.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalThe surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Irelanden
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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