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Table 2 Final year medical students intending to leave Uganda after graduating, 2012–13 (n = 251)

From: Career intentions of final year medical students in Uganda after graduating: the burden of brain drain

Variable Categories Number intending to leave (n = 112) Percentage
University MakCHS* 40/99 40.4
  MUST** 26/54 48.1
  Gulu 25/59 42.4
  KIU*** 21/39 53.8
Reason for leaving**** High salary abroad 84/112 75.0
  Good work conditions 60/112 53.6
  Political stability 41/112 36.6
  Go for further studies 65/112 58.0
Factors for staying**** Factors that limit going   
  Racism abroad 38/139 27.3
  High cost of limiting abroad 46/139 33.1
  Long emigration process 50/139 36.0
  Lack of family support 41/139 29.5
  Factors that encourage staying   
  Reward for government scholarship 58/139 41.7
  Satisfied with working conditions 17/139 12.2
  1. *Makerere University College of Health sciences
  2. **Mbarara University of Science and Technology
  3. ***Kampala International University
  4. ****some students gave more than one reason