Table 4

Level of interest in various areas of specialization
Working environment Score (*) Interest (**)
Mean SD % CI 95%
Hospital medical specialties 4.9 1.1 88.0 87.1 88.9
Hospital surgical specialties 4.3 1.6 69.6 68.3 70.9
Pediatrics 3.7 1.7 56.1 54.7 57.5
Obstetrics and gynecology 3.3 1.6 44.6 43.2 46.0
Research 3.1 1.7 42.5 41.1 43.9
Psychiatry 3.1 1.7 40.9 39.5 42.3
Family medicine 3.1 1.5 39.4 38.0 40.8
Teaching 2.8 1.6 33.9 32.6 35.2
Dermatology 2.7 1.5 29.4 28.1 30.7
Ophthalmology 2.7 1.5 29.1 27.8 30.4
Diagnostic imaging 2.7 1.5 28.8 27.5 30.1
Laboratory 2.6 1.6 28.3 27.1 29.5
Ear, nose and throat 2.5 1.3 23.5 22.3 24.7
Preventive medicine and public health 2.4 1.4 20.7 19.6 21.8

SD: Standard deviation; 95%CI: 95% confidence interval.

(*) Score on a Likert scale from 1 to 6 points.

(**) Score equal to or greater than 4.

Zurro et al.

Zurro et al. BMC Family Practice 2012 13:47   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-47

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