Table 1

Summary of participants’ career intentions
Participant Year of study Gender Emigration intentions District/central location Private/public sector work Postgraduate specialty
1 4 M Study in Africa, work in Malawi District then specialise so work central Possibly in the future Surgery
2 4 M Study in Africa, work in Malawi Prefer central hospital Not mentioned Surgery or Anaesthesia
3 4 M Study in Africa, work in Malawi District then specialise so work central Not mentioned Obstetrics and gynaecology
4 4 M Study in Africa, work in Malawi Prefer district but wants to specialise Some discussion of private practice in surgery Public health
5 4 M Study in Africa, work in Malawi District then specialise so work central May set up own clinic after specialising Medicine subspecialty
6 4 M Study in Africa, work in Malawi Prefer district but wants to specialise Not mentioned Surgery
7 4 M Study in Africa, work in Malawi Specialise then work in district Not mentioned Medicine subspecialty
8 4 F Study in Africa, work in Malawi Prefer district but wants to specialise Mentioned it is easier for doctors in capital to find private work Internal medicine
9 Intern M Study in Africa, work in Malawi Prefer central hospital No – wants to work for Government Obstetrics and gynaecology
10 Intern M Study in Africa, work in Malawi Prefer district but wants to specialise Not mentioned Surgery
11 Intern F Study in Africa, work in Malawi Prefer central hospital Not mentioned Paediatrics
12 Intern M Work abroad then in Malawi Flexible but wants to specialise Will stay in government for postgraduate training opportunities Medicine subspecialty or Public Health

Bailey et al.

Bailey et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:87   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-87

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