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Table 4 Encouraging and discouraging factors in joint training process

From: The first nationwide survey of MD-PhDs in the social sciences and humanities: training patterns and career choices

Encouraging Factors % Discouraging factors %
Interest/passion for work 50 Length of training 31
Supportive mentorship 32 Lack of role models 25
Institutional support 23 Financial difficulties 18
Benefit of an alternate perspective to pure medical training 13 Cultural gap between medicine and graduate field 18
Peer support 12   
No encouraging factors noted 10 No discouraging factors noted 25