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Attitude of medical students to future practice characteristics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1396617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In November 1990, 14.5% of the 271 medical students of the Gonder College of Medical Science (G.C.M.S.), Gonder, Ethiopia, were of peasant background. Only 10.2% of the 271 expressed willingness to serve for more than two years in the rural areas after graduation, and, of those not willing, a higher proportion (15.5%) were from the main towns than from rural areas (1.2%). Specialty choice of senior students showed obstetrics-gynaecology, other specialties such as dermatology, internal medicine and surgery as the most preferred career goals. In addition, 67.2% of the students agreed that there is a greater need for physicians in rural than urban settings, agreement being six times more frequent by Clinical Year I students than interns (referent group). Among twelve personal and professional variables suggested, continuing education, schools for children, and private practice were considered better in urban than in rural areas. The study has important implications for medical education.
Authors:
M B Dagnew; T Seboxa; J Goldhagen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ethiopian medical journal     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0014-1755     ISO Abbreviation:  Ethiop. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-19     Completed Date:  1992-11-19     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373223     Medline TA:  Ethiop Med J     Country:  ETHIOPIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Community Health, Gonder College of Medical Sciences, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Attitude*
Career Choice*
Ethiopia
Female
Humans
Male
Medicine / standards*
Professional Practice Location / standards
Questionnaires
Specialization*
Students, Medical / psychology*

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