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Table 2 Migration from Medical School to Foundation School by Location

From: Geographical mobility of UK trainee doctors, from family home to first job: a national cohort study

Location of School of Medical Qualification Location of Foundation School, n (%) Trainees who left their medical school location,
n (%)
Net Gain or Loss (%)a
London Area
(n = 1888)
Northern Ireland
(n = 247)
Rest of England
(n = 1785)
Scotland
(n = 713)
South of England
(n = 836)
Wales
(n = 220)
N % N % N % N % N % N %
London Area (n = 1231) 879 71.4 2 0.2 140 11.4 6 0.5 197 16.0 7 0.6 352 (28.6) + 657 (+ 53.4)
Northern Ireland (n = 236) 4 1.7 212 89.8 6 2.5 10 4.2 3 1.3 1 0.4 24 (10.2) + 11 (+ 4.7)
Rest of England (n = 2319) 618 26.6 10 0.4 1421 61.3 58 2.5 191 8.2 21 0.9 898 (38.7) − 534 (−23.0)
Scotland (n = 841) 87 10.3 15 1.8 60 7.1 613 72.9 63 7.5 3 0.4 228 (27.1) −128 (−15.2)
South of England (n = 786) 276 35.1 8 1.0 136 17.3 23 2.9 328 41.7 15 1.9 458 (58.2) + 50 (+ 6.4)
Wales (n = 276) 24 8.7 0 0.0 22 8.0 3 1.1 54 19.6 173 62.7 103 (37.3) −56 (−20.3)
  1. aA net gain or loss refers to the sum of a gain and a loss of trainees in each (medical school) region; the percentage indicates the net gain or loss divided by the total number of trainees