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Table 2 Year 1 and 5 speciality choices, presented in descending popularity left to right

From: A survey of factors influencing career preference in new-entrant and exiting medical students from four UK medical schools

  Year 1
Specialty Medicine GP Surgery Paediatrics Emergency medicine Obstetrics and gynae Anaesthetics Diagnostics
Top 3 count n 822 603 483 430 334 127 111 75
% 61.7 45.3 36.3 32.3 25.1 9.5 8.3 5.6
  Year 5
Specialty Medicine GP Emergency medicine Anaesthetics Surgery Paediatrics Obstetrics and gynae Diagnostics
Top 3 count n 603 559 416 334 268 263 222 80
% 59.2 55.3 41.1 33.0 26.5 26.0 22.0 7.9
  1. Numbers refer to those choosing the specialty as top three choice (%).