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Table 5 Changes in medical profession desirability in the past 3 years as ranked by Baghdad medical students

From: Perceptions, experiences and expectations of Iraqi medical students

  Improved
N (%)
Stayed the same
N (%)
Deteriorated
N (%)
Not Sure
N (%)
Total
N (%)
Desirability to practice medicine in Iraq 47 (11.2) 109 (26.1) 222 (53.1) 40 (9.6) 418 (100)
Professional satisfaction from the practice of medicine in Iraq 29 (6.9) 136 (32.5) 200 (47.9) 53 (12.7) 418 (100)
Potential of living a satisfying personal life while practicing preferred specialty in Iraq 21 (5.0) 88 (21.1) 268 (64.1) 41 (9.8) 418 (100)
  1. Data source is a 2015 survey of 418 medical students from three medical schools in Baghdad