Table 2

Percentages and numbers of graduates choosing surgery by clinical medical school

Percentages (and numbers) expressing a preference for surgery in years 1, 3 and 5 after qualification


Clinical Medical School

Year One

Year Three

Year Five


%

n

%

n

%

n

Birmingham

19.3

151

15.4

93

10.9

51

Bristol

22.6H

139

17.2

85

14.8

55

Cambridge

25.2

120

20.6

81

18.6

58

Leeds

19.8

141

17.7

101

13.8

65

Leicester

17.7

115

13.0

61

10.8

39

Liverpool

20.5

129

15.8

82

11.7

46

Manchester

23.7H

274

19.1

169

16.6

117

Newcastle

17.1

117

13.1

73

10.6

44

Nottingham

16.0L

102

13.9

78

13.2

55

Oxford

26.1H

123

22.4H

85

20.3H

57

Sheffield

19.4

146

13.4

77

11.5

47

Southampton

18.3

108

13.5

63

11.6

42

Imperial College

24.6H

258

18.9H

162

15.4

108

King's College

23.8H

285

19.9H

194

17.2H

132

Queen Mary & Westfield

23.3

178

18.3

113

16.8

89

St George's

23.7

144

17.3

78

14.8

54

University College London

20.5

235

16.4

154

13.7

102

Aberdeen

19.8

115

15.3

73

14.7

51

Dundee

19.3

98

16.6

66

12.8

38

Edinburgh

16.5L

149

15.3

110

11.9

66

Glasgow

19.7

169

14.4

101

13.1

70

Wales

21.9

160

16.9

90

13.3

56

Belfast

18.1

116

12.7L

68

11.5

45

Total

20.8

2572

16.5

2257

14.0

1487


Cohorts from 1993 onwards.

Graduates from the University of London have been aggregated according to current London medical schools. The 2005 graduates from Leicester/Warwick are included within Warwick.

Where the level of choices for surgery differs significantly (P <0.05) from the overall average, it is marked as low (L) or high (H).

Numbers of respondents: 17 142 in Year One, 13 675 in Year Three and 10 615 in Year Five. The medical school was unknown for a small number of respondents, who have been excluded from the total.

Binary logistic regression model: after adjustment for sex and the year of graduation, the Wald statistic (22 degrees of freedom) for medical school differences gave values of Year One 65.4, Year Three 45.5, Year Five 37.6 (all P <0.0001).

Goldacre et al. BMC Surgery 2010 10:32   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-10-32

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