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Table 3 Reasons for 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 (%)
Reason Obstetrics & Gynaecology was most preferred n = 144  
 Lecturer related factorsa 44 30.6
 Department is organized 41 28.5
 Personal Interest 33 22.9
 Interest in Women/delivery services 19 13.2
 No specific reason 7 4.9
Reasons for choosing Surgery for postgraduate medical training n = 98  
 Personal interest 57 58.2
 Relevance of services 24 24.5
 Finance 6 6.1
 Influenced by others 4 4.1
 No specific reason 7 7.1
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