Table 1

Frequencies of applicants for residency programs in Kuwait, 2011
Program Applied‡ Accepted
Opt 1* Opt 2 Opt 3 Total R1* R2 R3 Total
Anesthesia 43 (89.6%) 2 (4.2%) 3 (6.25%) 48 (100.0%) 10 (20.8%) 6 (12.5%) 7 (14.6%) 23 (47.9%)
Dermatology 46 (59.7%) 22 (28.6%) 9 (11.7%) 77 (100.0%) 8 (10.4%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 8 (10.4%)
Emergency Medicine 108 (85.0%) 10 (7.9%) 9 (7.1%) 127 (100.0%) 4 (3.2%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 4 (3.2%)
General Surgery 23 (62.2%) 8 (21.6%) 6 (16.2%) 37 (100.0%) 11 (29.7%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 11 (29.7%)
Internal Medicine 51 (67.1%) 19 (25.0%) 6 (7.9%) 76 (100.0%) 28 (36.8%) 2 (2.6%) 0 (0.0%) 30 (39.5%)
Laboratory-Clinical Biochemistry & Metabolism 1 (8.3%) 6 (50%) 5 (41.7%) 12 (100.0%) 3 (25.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 3 (25.0%)
Laboratory-Clinical Hematology 9 (34.6%) 10 (38.5%) 7 (26.9%) 26 (100.0%) 5 (19.2%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (3.8%) 6 (23.1%)
Laboratory-Clinical Microbiology 10 (50.0%) 6 (30.0%) 4 (20.05) 20 (100.0%) 10 (50.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 10 (50.0%)
Laboratory-Clinical Virology 1 (10.0%) 4 (40.0%) 5 (50.0%) 10 (100.0%) 3 (30.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 3 (30.0%)
Laboratory-Diagnostic Immunology 6 (42.8%) 0 (0.0%0 8 (57.1%) 14 (100.0%) 2 (14.3%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (14.3%)
Laboratory-(Histo- & Cyto-) Pathology 0 (0.0%) 4 (66.7%) 2 (33.3%) 6 (100.0%) 4 (66.7%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 4 (66.7%)
Nuclear Medicine 14 (51.8%) 10 (37.0%) 3 (11.1%) 27 (100.0%) 4 (14.8%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 4 (14.8%)
Obstetrics & Gynecology 43 (95.6%) 1 (2.2%) 1 (2.2%) 45 (100.0%) 10 (22.2%) 3 (6.7%) 2 (4.4%) 15 (33.3%)
Ophthalmology 15 (62.5%) 2 (8.3%) 7 (29.2%) 24 (100.0%) 10 (41.7%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 10 (41.7%)
Orthopedic Surgery 11 (47.8%) 8 (34.8%) 4 (17.4%) 23 (100.0%) 8 (34.8%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (4.3%) 9 (39.1%)
Otorhinolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery) 17 (36.2%) 18 (38.3%) 12 (25.5%) 47 (100.0%) 3 (6.4%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 3 (6.4%)
Pediatrics 18 (60.0%) 9 (30.0%) 3 (10.0%) 30 (100.0%) 8 (26.7%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 8 (26.7%)
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 6 (100.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 6 (100.0%) 2 (33.3%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (33.3%)
Primary Health Care 35 (40.2%) 32 (36.8%) 20 (23.0%) 87 (100.0%) 45 (51.7%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 45 (51.7%)
Radiology 63 (63.0%) 21 (21.0%) 16 (16.0%) 100 (100.0%) 12 (12.0%) 4 (4.0%) 0 (0.0%) 16 (16.0%)
Urology 14 (60.9%) 7 (30.4%) 2 (8.7%) 23 (100.0%) 6 (26.1%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 6 (26.1%)

*Opt = Option; R = Residency year.

‡Applicants have the right to apply for 3 different residency training programs and decide their preference from 1 to 3.

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