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Biology Articles » Careers » Mapping medical careers: Questionnaire assessment of career preferences in medical school applicants and final-year students » Abbreviations

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- Mapping medical careers: Questionnaire assessment of career preferences in medical school applicants and final-year students

Abbreviations

INDSCAL Individual differences scaling

MDS Multidimensional scaling

RIASEC Realistic-Investigative-Artistic-Social-Enterprising-Conventional

Speciality abbreviations in figures 3 to 8.

ADM Administrative Medicine

ANS Anaesthetics

ARM Armed Forces

BMS Basic Medical Sciences

DRM Dermatology

ENT Ear, Nose & Throat

FRN Forensic

GER Geriatrics

GPlrg GP Large Group practice

GPsml GP Small practice

GPsng GP Single handed

GUM Genito-urinary medicine

IND Industrial Medicine

INF Infectious diseases

LAB Laboratory (Haematology, Clinical Chemistry, etc.)

MED Internal Medicine

O&G Obstetrics & Gynaecology

O&T Orthopaedics & Trauma

OPH Ophthalmology

PED Paediatrics

PHM Pharmaceutical Medicine

PSY Psychiatry

PTH Pathology

PUB Public Health

RAD Radiology/ Radiotherapy

RDL Radiology

RDT Radiotherapy

RES Research

SRG Surgery

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors' contributions

ICM had collected the data in the various surveys over a number of years. ICM and KVP jointly decided how to do the statistical analysis, and KVP was responsible for the programming and data analysis. ICM wrote the first draft of the paper, which was revised by KVP, with both authors being responsible for the final draft.

Acknowledgments

We thank the many medical students and doctors who, over many years, have enabled ICM to carry out these longitudinal studies of medical student selection and training. K V Petrides was supported by a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and mentored by I C McManus.


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