Ireland's medical brain drain: migration intentions of Irish medical students.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/347304
Title:
Ireland's medical brain drain: migration intentions of Irish medical students.
Authors:
Gouda, Pishoy; Kitt, Kevin; Evans, David S; Goggin, Deirdre; McGrath, Deirdre; Last, Jason; Hennessy, Martina; Arnett, Richard; O'Flynn, Siun; Dunne, Fidelma; O'Donovan, Diarmuid
Citation:
Ireland's medical brain drain: migration intentions of Irish medical students. 2015, 13 (1):3 Hum Resour Health
Journal:
Human resources for health
Issue Date:
Dec-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/347304
DOI:
10.1186/s12960-015-0003-9
PubMed ID:
25778699
Abstract:
To provide the optimum level of healthcare, it is important that the supply of well-trained doctors meets the demand. However, despite many initiatives, Ireland continues to have a shortfall of physicians, which has been projected to persist. Our study aimed to investigate the migration intentions of Irish medical students and identify the factors that influence their decisions in order to design appropriate interventions to sustain the supply of trained doctors in order to maintain a viable medical system.; An online cross-sectional survey was undertaken of all Irish medical students studying in the Republic of Ireland. The survey included nominal, ordinal, and scale items to determine migration intentions, factors influencing their decisions, and understanding of the Irish healthcare system.; A total of 2 273 medical students responded (37% response rate), of whom 1 519 were classified as Irish medical students (having completed secondary school in Ireland). Of these, 88% indicated they were either definitely migrating or contemplating migrating following graduation or completion of the pre-registration intern year. Forty percent expressed an intention of returning to Ireland within 5 years. The factors most influencing their decision to leave were career opportunities (85%), working conditions (83%), and lifestyle (80%).; The migration intentions expressed in this study predict an immediate and severe threat to the sustainability of the Irish healthcare service. Urgent interventions such as providing information about career options and specialty training pathways are required. These must begin in the undergraduate phase and continue in postgraduate training and are needed to retain medical school graduates.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
To provide the optimum level of healthcare, it is important that the supply of well-trained doctors meets the demand. However, despite many initiatives, Ireland continues to have a shortfall of physicians, which has been projected to persist. Our study aimed to investigate the migration intentions of Irish medical students and identify the factors that influence their decisions in order to design appropriate interventions to sustain the supply of trained doctors in order to maintain a viable medical system.
ISSN:
1478-4491

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dc.contributor.authorGouda, Pishoyen
dc.contributor.authorKitt, Kevinen
dc.contributor.authorEvans, David Sen
dc.contributor.authorGoggin, Deirdreen
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Deirdreen
dc.contributor.authorLast, Jasonen
dc.contributor.authorHennessy, Martinaen
dc.contributor.authorArnett, Richarden
dc.contributor.authorO'Flynn, Siunen
dc.contributor.authorDunne, Fidelmaen
dc.contributor.authorO'Donovan, Diarmuiden
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-30T13:28:18Zen
dc.date.available2015-03-30T13:28:18Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12en
dc.identifier.citationIreland's medical brain drain: migration intentions of Irish medical students. 2015, 13 (1):3 Hum Resour Healthen
dc.identifier.issn1478-4491en
dc.identifier.pmid25778699en
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12960-015-0003-9en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/347304en
dc.descriptionTo provide the optimum level of healthcare, it is important that the supply of well-trained doctors meets the demand. However, despite many initiatives, Ireland continues to have a shortfall of physicians, which has been projected to persist. Our study aimed to investigate the migration intentions of Irish medical students and identify the factors that influence their decisions in order to design appropriate interventions to sustain the supply of trained doctors in order to maintain a viable medical system.en
dc.description.abstractTo provide the optimum level of healthcare, it is important that the supply of well-trained doctors meets the demand. However, despite many initiatives, Ireland continues to have a shortfall of physicians, which has been projected to persist. Our study aimed to investigate the migration intentions of Irish medical students and identify the factors that influence their decisions in order to design appropriate interventions to sustain the supply of trained doctors in order to maintain a viable medical system.en
dc.description.abstractAn online cross-sectional survey was undertaken of all Irish medical students studying in the Republic of Ireland. The survey included nominal, ordinal, and scale items to determine migration intentions, factors influencing their decisions, and understanding of the Irish healthcare system.en
dc.description.abstractA total of 2 273 medical students responded (37% response rate), of whom 1 519 were classified as Irish medical students (having completed secondary school in Ireland). Of these, 88% indicated they were either definitely migrating or contemplating migrating following graduation or completion of the pre-registration intern year. Forty percent expressed an intention of returning to Ireland within 5 years. The factors most influencing their decision to leave were career opportunities (85%), working conditions (83%), and lifestyle (80%).en
dc.description.abstractThe migration intentions expressed in this study predict an immediate and severe threat to the sustainability of the Irish healthcare service. Urgent interventions such as providing information about career options and specialty training pathways are required. These must begin in the undergraduate phase and continue in postgraduate training and are needed to retain medical school graduates.en
dc.language.isoenen
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dc.titleIreland's medical brain drain: migration intentions of Irish medical students.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalHuman resources for healthen
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