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Table 3 Specialty preferences between groups of younger (academic years 1–3) and older students (academic years 4–6)

From: Importance of the big-five in the future medical specialty preference

  n (%)
Specialty group Years 1–3 Years 4–6 Together
Surgery 58 (25.6) 50 (27.8) 108 (26.5)
Internal medicine 100 (44.1) 85 (47.2) 185 (45.5)
Public health 21 (9.3) 7 (3.9) 28 (6.9)
Psychiatry 16 (7.0) 13 (7.2) 29 (7.1)
Anesthesiology and emergency medicine 16 (7.0) 10 (5.6) 26 (6.4)
Diagnostics 16 (7.0) 15 (8.3) 31 (7.6)