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Table 1 Survey Questions

From: Ophthalmology as a career choice among medical students: a survey of students at a Canadian medical school

Q1 What is your age?
Q2 What is your gender?
Q3 What level of medical training were you at during the 2016/17 academic year?
Q4 Do you have an immediate family member (sibling, parent) that is a physician?
Q5 Do you have a relationship (family member, friend, etc.) that is an Ophthalmologist?
Q6 Have you had any previous exposure to Ophthalmology?
Q7 Do you have any interest in Ophthalmology as a career?
Q1 *The work hours required for a career in Ophthalmology are ideal.
Q2 *Ophthalmology affords a very flexible career within medicine (many different scopes of
practice available within the field).
Q3 *Ophthalmology affords personal flexibility outside of medicine (hobbies, etc.).
Q4 *An Ophthalmologist has a good lifestyle compared to other medical specialties.
Q5 *Ophthalmologists are very satisfied with their careers.
Q6 *The residency length required for Ophthalmology is optimal.
Q7 *The lifestyle afforded to Ophthalmology residents would be considered good overall.
Q8 Ophthalmology has an appropriate distribution of both male and female staff.
Q9 Ophthalmologists, in general, are approachable individuals for students.
Q10 Ophthalmologists, in general, are approachable individuals for patients.
Q11 Ophthalmology has an appropriate distribution of both male and female residents.
Q12 Ophthalmology residents, in general, are approachable individuals for students.
Q13 Ophthalmology residents, in general, are approachable individuals for patients.
Q14 *Ophthalmologists are able to create long-term relationships with patients in their practice.
Q15 Ophthalmologists serve a diverse patient population.
Q16 *Ophthalmology patients are often very satisfied with their care and results from treatment.
Q17 Ophthalmology is a very competitive specialty to enter.
Q18 *Ophthalmology is seen as a prestigious specialty amongst physicians.
Q19 Ophthalmologists are, in general, very humble.
Q20 *Ophthalmologists are, in general, very intelligent.
Q21 *Ophthalmology has a good mix of urgent and chronic care.
Q22 *Ophthalmology has a good ratio of inpatient to outpatient care.
Q23 Ophthalmology, in general, experiences quick results with their treatment interventions.
Q24 *Ophthalmology has good interaction with other specialties (there are no feelings of isolation
as an Ophthalmologist).
Q25 *There are adequate job opportunities for graduating Ophthalmologists.
Q26 *Ophthalmologists do not have a difficult practice to maintain.
Q27 *Ophthalmologists have a wide range of practice.
Q28 *Ophthalmologists have a substantial impact on patient quality of life.
Q29 *Ophthalmologists have an excellent balance between clinic and operating room time.
Q30 *There is a substantial role for research in the Ophthalmology specialty.
Q31 You have had good exposure to the field of Ophthalmology in medical school.
Q32 Concepts relevant to the field of Ophthalmology have been easy to grasp.
Q33 You have found the Ophthalmology material presented in medical school to be interesting
and stimulating.
Q34 You believe the teaching you have received in regard to Ophthalmology has been relevant
to your clinical experience.
Q35 Ophthalmology is not an exclusive specialty and is not restricted to the health of the eye.
Q36 Ophthalmology staff are generally intense personalities.