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Table 1 The reason for studying Medicine by the students

From: Specialty preferences among final year medical students in medical schools of southeast Nigeria: need for career guidance

Variable n = 457 (Frequency) Percent (%)
Reason for studying medicine
 Save lives/service to humanity 233 51.0
 Personal interest 90 19.7
 Prestige/finance 62 13.6
 Influenced by others 22 4.8
 Childhood dream 21 4.6
 No specific reason 29 6.3