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Table 1 Career Intentions of 300 First-year Medical Students (numbers and percentage choice according to sex, ethnicity and schooling).

From: Who wants to be a surgeon? A study of 300 first year medical students

NUMBERS All Men Women Chinese Arab African All Asian Caucasian Not disclosed Post Grad Private State
A&E 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Sports Medicine 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Anaesthetics 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1
Pathology 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 0
Psychiatry 8 1 7 0 1 0 3 3 1 2 1 7
Obs & Gynae   1 8 0 0 0 2 6 1 0 4 4
Paediatrics 20 2 18 3 1 2 2 11 1 3 7 11
General Practice 32 7 25 2 1 1 11 17 1 3 11 17
Medicine 66 22 44 5 2 6 21 32 2 12 20 35
Don't Know 67 22 45 7 2 5 22 27 2 10 24 33
Surgery 91 58 33 11 2 6 28 39 4 16 38 33
Totals 300 115 185 28 9 20 89 142 12 48 110 142
PERCENT All Men Women Chinese Arab African All Asian Caucasian Not disclosed Post Grad Private State
A&E 0.3 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0
Sports Medicine 0.3 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
Anaesthetics 0.7 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.0 2.1 0.9 0.7
Pathology 1.0 0.0 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.0 2.1 2.7 0.0
Psychiatry 2.7 0.9 3.8 0.0 11.1 0.0 3.4 2.1 8.3 4.2 0.9 4.9
Obs & Gynae 3.0 0.9 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.2 4.2 8.3 0.0 3.6 2.8
Paediatrics 6.7 1.7 9.7 10.7 11.1 10.0 2.2 7.7 8.3 6.3 6.4 7.7
General Practice 10.7 6.1 13.5 7.1 11.1 5.0 12.4 12.0 8.3 6.3 10.0 12.0
Medicine 22.0 19.1 23.8 17.9 22.2 30.0 23.6 22.5 16.7 25.0 18.2 24.6
Don't Know 22.3 19.1 24.3 25.0 22.2 25.0 24.7 19.0 16.7 20.8 21.8 23.2
Surgery 30.3 50.4 17.8 39.3 22.2 30.0 31.5 27.5 33.3 33.3 34.5 23.2
Totals 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  1. Data used to derive chi-squared values.