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Table 1 Summary of the five groups of specialties

From: Specialty preferences and influencing factors: a repeated cross-sectional survey of first- to sixth-year medical students in Jena, Germany

Internal medicine General medicine
Anaesthesiology
Paediatrics and Youth Medicine
Neurology
Cardiology
Internal medicine
Haematology and Oncology
Physical and Rehabilitation medicine
Endocrinology and Diabetology
Gastroenterology
Nephrology
Pneumology
Rheumatology
Dermatology and Venerology
Occupational medicine, Public health, Hygiene and Environmental medicine
Angiology
Pharmacology
Clinical Pharmacology
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Radiotherapy
Surgery Orthopaedics and Trauma surgery
Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Ophthalmology
Heart surgery
Neurosurgery
Abdominal surgery
General surgery
Oral Maxillofacial surgery
Vascular surgery
Paediatric surgery
Otorhinolaryngology
Urology
Thoracic surgery
Plastic and Aesthetic surgery
Diagnostics Radiology and Nuclear medicine
Forensic medicine
Laboratory medicine, Human genetics, Transfusion medicine
Microbiology, Virology, Infection epidemiology
Pathology, Neuropathology
Psychiatry Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
Childhood and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Undecided I’m still undecided
  1. Overview of the medical specialties and to which larger group they belong in our survey