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Table 2 Linear models predicting attractiveness ratings of different medical specialties

From: Attractiveness of medical disciplines amongst Swiss first-year medical students allocated to different medical education tracks: cross-sectional study

  general practice gynecologist/pediatrics outpatient care: subspecialty inpatient care: general internist
Estimate Std. Error p Estimate Std. Error p Estimate Std. Error P Estimate Std. Error p
Intercept 1.98 0.76 0.010 −0.96 0.80 0.229 −0.50 0.69 0.469 0.51 0.76 0.497
ET score 0.00 0.01 0.773 0.01 0.01 0.202 0.00 0.01 0.631 0.00 0.01 0.720
sex female 0.00 0.11 0.983 0.63 0.12 < 0.001 −0.08 0.10 0.430 0.02 0.11 0.851
age −0.09 0.02 < 0.001 −0.02 0.02 0.340 0.03 0.02 0.127 −0.03 0.02 0.263
financial success −0.08 0.07 0.258 −0.08 0.07 0.249 0.14 0.06 0.026 0.01 0.07 0.831
career opportunities −0.41 0.08 < 0.001 −0.08 0.08 0.332 0.09 0.07 0.195 −0.02 0.08 0.797
autonomy 0.16 0.07 0.029 −0.05 0.08 0.520 0.01 0.07 0.852 0.04 0.07 0.613
having medical tasks −0.15 0.08 0.060 −0.02 0.08 0.818 −0.04 0.07 0.575 0.15 0.08 0.054
part time working 0.12 0.05 0.030 0.18 0.06 < 0.001 0.04 0.05 0.465 0.12 0.05 0.023
political environment −0.22 0.06 < 0.001 − 0.01 0.07 0.910 0.05 0.06 0.371 −0.03 0.06 0.598
relationship to patients 0.20 0.07 0.003 0.14 0.07 0.043 0.01 0.06 0.876 −0.12 0.07 0.075
reputation 0.12 0.07 0.072 0.00 0.07 0.978 −0.03 0.06 0.575 −0.08 0.07 0.218
  inpatient care: subspecialty academic industry    
Estimate Std. Error p Estimate Std. Error p Estimate Std. Error p    
Intercept 0.46 0.71 0.523 −1.59 0.93 0.087 0.07 0.86 0.937    
ET scorea 0.00 0.01 0.769 0.01 0.01 0.067 0.00 0.01 0.600    
sex female −0.18 0.11 0.099 −0.36 0.14 0.011 −0.47 0.13 < 0.001    
age 0.01 0.02 0.614 0.01 0.03 0.806 −0.03 0.03 0.235    
financial success 0.03 0.06 0.658 −0.08 0.08 0.348 0.07 0.08 0.346    
career opportunities 0.29 0.07 < 0.001 0.37 0.10 < 0.001 0.27 0.09 0.003    
autonomy −0.01 0.07 0.927 0.10 0.09 0.233 0.16 0.08 0.053    
having medical tasks 0.17 0.07 0.018 −0.32 0.10 < 0.001 − 0.30 0.09 < 0.001    
part time working −0.12 0.05 0.015 0.09 0.06 0.178 0.03 0.06 0.665    
political environment 0.00 0.06 0.959 0.10 0.08 0.205 0.10 0.07 0.142    
relationship to patients −0.13 0.06 0.035 0.01 0.08 0.937 −0.11 0.08 0.144    
reputation −0.04 0.06 0.523 −0.06 0.08 0.425 −0.05 0.08 0.484    
  1. aET score: The percentage rank achieved in the competitive entrance examination (“Eignungstest”). Higher scores represent better ranking