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Table 4 Least preferred specialty and reasons

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

Variable n = 457 (Frequency) Percent (%)
Least preferred specialty during clinical rotation
 Community Medicine 94 20.6
 Internal Medicine 60 13.1
 Paediatrics 45 9.8
 Pathology 33 7.2
 Psychiatry 31 6.8
 Ear, Nose & Throat 29 6.3
 Surgery 29 6.3
 Obstetrics and Gynaecology 29 6.3
 Radiology 13 2.8
 Anaesthesia 13 2.8
 No specific specialty 81 17.7
Reason Community Medicine was least preferred n = 94  
 Uninteresting/non clinical 37 39.4
 Poor guidance/lecturers attitude 26 27.7
 Not challenging 20 21.3
 Stressful 4 4.3
 No specific reason 7 7.4