General practice career intentions among graduate-entry students: A cross-sectional study at Ireland’s newest medical school

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/313183
Title:
General practice career intentions among graduate-entry students: A cross-sectional study at Ireland’s newest medical school
Authors:
Lane, G; Dunne, C; English, A; Finucane, P; O’Connor, R; Griffin, M; O’Sullivan, B; Hanrahan, C; McGrath, D; O’Donovan, N; Cullen, W
Citation:
Lane, G (et. al) "General practice career intentions among graduate-entry students: A cross-sectional study at Ireland’s newest medical school" Irish Medical Journal Feb 2014 Vol.107 No.2
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Issue Date:
Feb-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/313183
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Increased care provision and clinical activity in General Practice in Ireland will have important manpower implications. Recent developments in medical education policy including the introduction of graduate-entry medical degree programmes may help address this issue. The aim of this study was to determine GP career intentions among students on an Irish graduate-entry medical degree programme and to identify factors that influence these. An electronic cross-sectional study of students at University of Limerick Graduate-Entry Medical School (UL-GEMS) was undertaken. We received 139 replies (78% response rate). 41(29%) reported GP was their current preferred career choice, while 29(19%) reported it was their preferred career choice on entry to medical school. This first study to present data on GP career intentions among graduate-entry students in Ireland highlights the specialty as a popular preferred career choice among students, both on entry to, and during medical school. The study also identifies factors which are likely to be important in determining career intentions. Further research to examine this issue at other graduate-entry medical schools in Ireland and to determine whether our findings are pursued over time amongst graduates is a priority.
Keywords:
GENERAL PRACTITIONER; PRIMARY CARE; EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS
Local subject classification:
CAREER
Sponsors:
Funder:ICGP Research & Education Foundation

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLane, Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDunne, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEnglish, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFinucane, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO’Connor, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorGriffin, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorO’Sullivan, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorHanrahan, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorO’Donovan, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCullen, Wen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-21T13:01:32Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-21T13:01:32Z-
dc.date.issued2014-02-
dc.identifier.citationLane, G (et. al) "General practice career intentions among graduate-entry students: A cross-sectional study at Ireland’s newest medical school" Irish Medical Journal Feb 2014 Vol.107 No.2en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/313183-
dc.descriptionIncreased care provision and clinical activity in General Practice in Ireland will have important manpower implications. Recent developments in medical education policy including the introduction of graduate-entry medical degree programmes may help address this issue. The aim of this study was to determine GP career intentions among students on an Irish graduate-entry medical degree programme and to identify factors that influence these. An electronic cross-sectional study of students at University of Limerick Graduate-Entry Medical School (UL-GEMS) was undertaken. We received 139 replies (78% response rate). 41(29%) reported GP was their current preferred career choice, while 29(19%) reported it was their preferred career choice on entry to medical school. This first study to present data on GP career intentions among graduate-entry students in Ireland highlights the specialty as a popular preferred career choice among students, both on entry to, and during medical school. The study also identifies factors which are likely to be important in determining career intentions. Further research to examine this issue at other graduate-entry medical schools in Ireland and to determine whether our findings are pursued over time amongst graduates is a priority.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipFunder:ICGP Research & Education Foundationen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.subjectGENERAL PRACTITIONERen_GB
dc.subjectPRIMARY CAREen_GB
dc.subjectEDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLSen_GB
dc.subject.otherCAREERen_GB
dc.titleGeneral practice career intentions among graduate-entry students: A cross-sectional study at Ireland’s newest medical schoolen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
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