Table 3

Percentages of practising cardiologists whose original choice was for each specified specialty group*
Specialty destination: year 10 (1974–96) and year 7 (1999, 2000)
Men Women Total
Career choices % n % n % n
Year 1
Cardiology untied 1st 23.2 38 27.0 10 23.9 48
Cardiology tied 1st 3.0 5 2.7 1 3.0 6
Cardiology 2nd or 3rd 6.7 11 2.7 1 6.0 12
Any choice for other hospital physician 56.7 93 59.5 22 57.2 115
All others 10.4 17 8.1 3 10.0 20
Total 100.0 164 100.0 37 100.0 201
Year 3
Cardiology untied 1st 57.7 97 61.1 22 58.3 119
Cardiology tied 1st 6.5 11 5.6 2 6.4 13
Cardiology 2nd or 3rd 9.5 16 5.6 2 8.8 18
Any choice for other hospital physician 22.0 37 25.0 9 22.5 46
All others 4.2 7 2.8 1 3.9 8
Total 100.0 168 100.0 36 100.0 204
Year 5
Cardiology untied 1st 88.5 131 90.0 27 88.8 158
Cardiology tied 1st 1.4 2 0.0 0 1.1 2
Cardiology 2nd or 3rd 3.4 5 3.3 1 3.4 6
Any choice for other hospital physician 5.4 8 6.7 2 5.6 10
All others 1.4 2 0.0 0 1.1 2
Total 100.0 148 100.0 30 100.0 178

* Doctors practising cardiology at ten years after qualification (cohorts of 1974–1996) or seven years after (1999 and 2000 cohorts).

Smith et al.

Smith et al. BMC Medical Education 2013 13:10   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-13-10

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