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Table 3 UK and International Medical Graduate (IMG) applicants per vacancy and current total consultant earnings in order of UK applicants per vacancy*

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

Specialty Group UK Applicants per Vacancy1 IMG Applicants per Vacancy2 Mean Total Earnings per Full Time Equivalent3
Surgery 9.39 9.48 £123,100
Radiology 8.04 20.39 £119,600
A & E 4.44 6.50 £117,750
Medicine 2.20 3.69 £118,400
Obst & Gynae 1.62 4.60 £119,300
Lab. Medicine 1.55 3.75 £118,400
Public Health 1.45 3.85 £109,200
Paediatrics 1.19 2.48 £115,700
Psychiatry 1.06 6.31 £108,400
All 3.07 4.83 £116,650
  1. *Source: Information Centre for Health and Social Care 2008 NHS Staff Earnings Estimates, July to September 2008
  2. 1 Spearman's rank correlation (rs) with Mean Total Earnings: rs = 0.85, p = 0.006; 2rs = 0.44, p = 0.25;
  3. 3 Calculated as mean basic salary, but for all earnings. This includes basic salary, plus hours related pay, overtime, occupation payments, and location payments.
  4. A&E = Accident and Emergency, incl. Anaesthetics; Lab. Medicine = Laboratory Medicine incl. Neurophysiology; Obst & Gynae = Obstetrics & Gynaecology