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Table 2 Current Physician Mix in 2003-2004 compared to MD Student Interest

From: Whether or wither some specialties: a survey of Canadian medical student career interest

Discipline Current Physicians Entering MD students  
  n % %  
Urban Family Medicine 26324 43.4 15.3 X 2 = 878.30, df = 1 p < 0.001
Internal Medicine and medical subspecialties 14969 24.7 28.9 X 2 = 25.72, df = 1 p < 0.001
Surgery and
surgical subspecialties
6131 10.1 17.5 X 2 = 163.03, df = 1 p < 0.001
Rural Family Medicine 4962 8.2 10.6 X 2 = 21.39, df = 1 p < 0.001
Psychiatry 4,014 6.6 2.9 X 2 = 60.15, df = 1 p < 0.001
Pediatrics 2,152 3.6 15.3 X 2 = 1073.22, df = 1 p < 0.001
Obstetrics and Gynecology 1,593 2.6 3.8 X 2 = 14.57, df = 1 p < 0.001
Emergency Medicine 467 0.8 5.8 X 2 = 852.01, df = 1 p < 0.001
Total 60612 100 100  
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