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Table 1 Criteria for selecting specialties

From: Using medical specialty and selection criteria clusters to study specialty selection by Israeli medical students

Selection criteria (n = 317)
Interesting Specialty 91%
Immediate Satisfaction 53% (1)*
Performing Procedures 48% (1)
Much Action 37% (1)
Operating Room Time 35% (1)
Controllable Lifestyle 71% (2)
Work only during the Daytime 29% (2)
Work Outside the Hospital 12% (2)
Specialty with Long-term Care 40% (3)
Prestigious Specialty (colleagues) 13% (4)
Prestigious Specialty (population) 11% (4)
Work Only in Hospital 20% (5)
Family Orientation 38%
On-Calls as an Attending 35%
Medical Administration 23%
Without Long-term Care 14%
  1. Percentages are important/very important answers on a 5 point-Likert Scale
  2. *Values in parenthesis are the factor groupings obtained from factor analysis