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Table 2 Preferred specialty and specialty of choice for postgraduate training

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

Variable n = 457 (Frequency) Percent (%)
Intention to specialize after graduation
 Yes 409 89.5
 No 48 10.5
When decision was taken n = 409  
 Before entry to medical school 130 31.8
 During preclinical period 67 16.4
 During clinical period 212 51.8
Most preferred specialty during clinical rotation
 Obstetrics & Gynaecology 144 31.5
 Surgery 88 19.3
 Paediatrics 60 13.1
 Internal Medicine 44 9.8
 Community Medicine 30 6.6
 Psychiatry 28 6.1
 Ophthalmology 19 4.2
 Radiology 10 2.2
 Pathology 4 0.9
 Anaesthesia 1 0.2
 No specific specialty 29 6.3
Specialty of choice of the students for postgraduate medical training
 Surgery 98 24.0
 Paediatrics 77 18.8
 Obstetrics and Gynaecology 64 15.6
 Internal Medicine 45 11.0
 Community Medicine 28 6.8
 Ophthalmology 15 3.7
 Psychiatry 14 3.4
 Radiology 10 2.4
 Pathology 8 2.0
 Anaesthesia 3 0.7
 Ear, Nose and Throat 1 0.2
 Undecided 46 11.2