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Table 2 Career sector, focus, and priorities of LGBTQ+ and dual degree and medical trainees (n = 2,754)

From: Characteristics, barriers, and career intentions of a national cohort of LGBTQ+ MD/PhD and DO/PhD trainees

  LGBTQ+  non-LGBTQ+ 
MD/PhD or DO/PhD n (%) MD/DO n (%) MD/PhD or DO/PhD n (%) MD/DO n (%)
Plan to go onto residency training
 Yes 44 (97.77) 113 (99.12) 461 (97.66) 2093 (98.58)
 No 1 (2.22) 1 (0.87) 11 (2.33) 30 (1.41)
Total (n) 45 114 472 m
Career sector
 Consulting 2 (4.44) 2 (1.83) 9 (1.94) 41 (1.98)
 Academia 40 (88.88) 45 (41.28) 384 (83.11) 741 (35.79)
 Industry 0 (0) 0 (0) 9 (1.94) 29 (1.40)
 Government 1 (2.22) 3 (2.75) 8 (1.73) 64 (3.09)
 Private Practice 0 (0) 26 (23.85) 23 (4.97) 669 (32.31)
 Hospitalist 2 (4.44) 26 (23.85) 25 (5.41) 462 (22.3)
 Other 0 (0) 6 (5.50) 3 (0.64) 51 (2.46)
 N/A 0 (0) 1 (0.91) 1 (0.21) 13 (0.62)
Total (n) 45 109 462 2070
Career focus
 Education 3 (6.66) 10 (9.17) 6 (1.29) 145 (7.00)
 Basic research 8 (17.77) 0 (0) 101 (21.8) 15 (0.72)
 Clinical research 3 (6.66) 6 (5.50) 29 (6.27) 106 (5.12)
 Translational research 17 (37.77) 5 (4.58) 198 (42.8) 62 (2.99)
 Clinical duties 8 (17.77) 78 (71.55) 99 (21.42) 1586 (76.61)
 Therapeutics/diagnostics 2 (4.44) 0 (0) 14 (3.03) 24 (1.15)
 Advocacy 1 (2.22) 6 (5.50) 2 (0.43) 53 (2.56)
 Administration 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 44 (2.12)
 NA 0 (0) 1 (0.91) 0 (0) 13 (0.62)
 Other 3 (6.66) 3 (2.75) 11 (2.38) 17 (0.82)
Total (n) 45 109 460 2065
Most important factors in career selection
 Opportunities to do research 9 (20.00) 3 (2.77) 187 (40.30) 69 (3.356)
 Opportunities for patient care 12 (26.66) 40 (37.03) 75 (16.16) 789 (38.37)
 Opportunities to teach 2 (4.44) 9 (8.33) 10 (2.15) 42 (2.04)
 Opportunities for community service 1 (2.22) 4 (3.70) 4 (0.86) 81 (3.93)
 Opportunities for interactions with students 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 25 (1.21)
 Opportunities for travel 0 (0) 2 (1.85) 1 (0.21) 13 (0.63)
 Opportunities for international work 2 (4.44) 3 (2.77) 5 (1.07) 58 (2.82)
 Opportunities for national work 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (0.64) 10 (0.48)
 Opportunities for local work 0 (0) 1 (0.92) 2 (0.43) 10 (0.48)
 Ability to balance work and personal life 10 (22.22) 33 (30.55) 135 (29.09) 792 (38.52)
 Financial security 3 (6.66) 9 (8.33) 18 (3.87) 89 (4.32)
 Autonomy 4 (8.88) 3 (2.77) 17 (3.66) 39 (1.89)
 Prestige 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 7 (0.34)
 Other 2 (4.44) 1 (0.92) 7 (1.50) 32 (1.55)
Total (n) 45 108 464 2056