Table 7

Medical student's responses about considering a future career in psychiatry

Before clerkship

After clerkship


How seriously are you considering psychiatry as a career choice?

n

%

n

%


I never considered a career in psychiatry

79

51.6

75

49

I considered psychiatry, but I will definitely not enter it

26

17

23

15

I have considered psychiatry, but I will probably not enter it

35

22.9

28

18.3

I am considering psychiatry now, but I am not sure if I will enter it

8

5.2

16

10.5

I will definitely take a residency in psychiatry

5

3.3

11

7.2


Xavier and Almeida BMC Medical Education 2010 10:56   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-10-56

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