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Table 2 Reasons for opting for a medical career

From: Indian medical students in public and private sector medical schools: are motivations and career aspirations different? – studies from Madhya Pradesh, India

Reason N (%)
Personal ambition 182 (23%)
Parental desire 180 (22.7%)
Service 158 (20%)
Security 114 (14.4%)
Prestigious profession 91 (11.5%)
Pecuniary interest 47 (5.9%)