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Table 4 SUBGROUPS SELECTION CRITERIA

From: Medical specialty selection criteria of Israeli medical students early in their clinical experience: subgroups

  PRE-MILITARY POST-MILITARY PRE vs POST MILITARY NO MILITARY PRE vs NO MILITARY
N 108 356 p 47 p
CRITERIA FOR CHOOSING A SPECIALTY a
 ACADEMIC FACULTY MEMBER 33.0% 22.1% p < 0.040 47.8% p < 0.02
 TIME WITH FAMILY 19.6% 31.8% p < 0.010 30.4% p < 0.05
 BEDSIDE SPECIALTY 90.7% 93.2% NS 89.4% NS
 WIDE RANGE OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS 74.8% 71.3% NS 61.7% NS
 TIME WITH FAMILY (1)b 65.4% 71.5% NS 60.9% NS
 CONTROLLABLE LIFESTYLE (1) 65.1% 68.4% NS 72.3% NS
 ADVANCING RAPIDLY (2) 60.7% 59.2% NS 41.8% NS
 INDEPENDENT PRACTICE 57.9% 53.1% NS 69.6% p < 0.01
 PROCEDURES/SURGERY 50.9% 47.9% NS 46.8% NS
 HIGH SALARY 49.1% 46.6% NS 74.5% NS
 SPECIALTY WITH TEAMWORK 47.7% 53.1% NS 46.8% NS
 OPPORTUNITY FOR RESEARCH (2) 42.5% 35.3% NS 55.3% p < 0.03
 PRIVATE PRACTICE 40.0% 39.9% NS 42.6% NS
 INFLUENCE OF SPOUSE 35.5% 40.9% NS 25.0% p < 0.04
 DAYTIME WORK ONLY (1) 18.9% 22.2% NS 26.7% NS
 INFLUENCE OF FAMILY 11.4% 9.9% NS 12.8% NS
 WORK ONLY IN THE COMMUNITY 5.6% 3.7% NS 4.3% NS
 NARROW RANGE OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS ©c 2.8% 3.1% NS 4.3% NS
 INFLUENCE OF CLASSMATES© 1.9% 1.1% NS 4.3% NS
 SPECIALTY THAT MY COLEAGUES CHOOSE© 0.9% 1.1% NS 0.0% NS
CRITERIA FOR CHOOSING A RESIDENCY a
 LEADING DEPARTMENT (1)© 85.0% 71.8% p < 0.002 83.0% NS
 TEACHING STUDENTS 53.3% 39.1% p < 0.004 59.6% NS
 OPPORTUNITY FOR RESEARCH 27.1% 22.9% p < 0.040 40.4% p < 0.04
 MANY ON-CALL SHIFTS 17.8% 8.8% p < 0.008 17.0% NS
 FAMILY LIVING LOCATION 64.2% 76.3% p < 0.006 53.2% NS
 SPECIFIC LOCATION 49.5% 69.0% p < 0.006 63.8% p < 0.05
 INFLUENCE OF FAMILY 21.7% 38.7% p < 0.020 40.4% p < 0.04
 INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGE (1)© 85.0% 82.5% NS 83.0% NS
 CONTROLLABLE LIFESTYLE 64.5% 64.3% NS 74.5% p < 0.03
 MAKE CLINICAL DECISIONS ON YOUR OWN 59.8% 55.9% NS 46.8% p < 0.05
 LARGE HOSPTIAL 58.9% 54.1% NS 70.2% NS
 MUCH “ACTION” 46.2% 41.0% NS 53.2% NS
 PHYSICAL CHALLENGE 45.3% 43.5% NS 48.9% NS
 PRE-DETERMINED WORK HOURS (2) 44.9% 40.1% NS 42.6% NS
 MUCH SUPERVISION BY SENIOR PHYSICIANS 42.1% 42.2% NS 38.3% NS
 PRIMARY CARE 21.7% 19.3% NS 19.6% NS
 LIMITED WORK HOURS 21.5% 23.9% NS 23.4% NS
 SHORT RESIDENCY 20.8% 13.6% NS 17.0% NS
 MUCH CLINIC TIME (2) 11.3% 11.3% NS 14.9% NS
 HOSPITAL IN THE PERIPHERY (3) 10.3% 8.8% NS 8.5% NS
 Residency in a non-leading department with pleasant working conditions 30.2% 49.7%   21.7%  
 Residency in a leading department with unpleasant working conditions 69.8% 50.3% p < 0.010 78.3% NS
 Residency in a hopsital in the periphery in a specialty that interests me 91.6% 88.9%   89.1%  
 Residency in a university hopsital in a specialty that interests me less 8.4% 11.1% NS 10.9% NS
 Residency in a specialty that interests me but 2-3 year wait 75.7% 60.3%   61.7%  
 Residency in a specialty that interests me less but residency within a year 24.3% 39.7% p < 0.010 38.3% p < 0.03
  1. aPercent of “agree” and “agree much” responses on 5-point Likert Scale
  2. bNumbers in parenthesis are the results of factor analysis
  3. c© - clusters per cluster analysis
  4. Boldface entries are the higher value of a significant pair