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Table 1 Filled and vacant places for advertised jobs in specialty groups in order of total number of places advertised*

From: Specialty choice in UK junior doctors: Is psychiatry the least popular specialty for UK and international medical graduates?

Specialty Group Filled Remained Vacant Total places advertised
(% filled)2
% of Total
Medicine 2,308 378 2,686 (86%) 26%
General Practice 2,417 0 2,384 (101%) 23%
A & E 1,099 303 1,402 (78%) 14%
Surgery 1,122 167 1,289 (87%) 13%
Psychiatry 862 82 944 (91%) 9%
Paediatrics 710 74 784 (91%) 8%
Obst & Gynae 290 73 363 (80%) 4%
Radiology 175 1 176 (99%) 2%
Lab. Medicine 113 24 137 (82%) 1%
Public Health 76 2 78 (97%) 1%
Total 9,172 1,071 10,243 (90%) 100%
  1. * MMC 2008 Specialty Training Recruitment Monitoring as recorded on 29th October 2008
  2. 2 Percentage of advertised places that were filled (if >100%, more candidates were appointed than places advertised)
  3. A&E = Accident and Emergency, incl. Anaesthetics; Lab. Medicine = Laboratory Medicine incl. Neurophysiology; Obst & Gynae = Obstetrics & Gynaecology