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Table 6 Comparison of Subgroups - Selection Criteria

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

  PRE-MILITARY PRE-MILITARY PRE-MILITARY POST-MILITARY POST-MILITARY POST-MILITARY PRE-MILITARY vs POST-MILITARY NATIONAL SERVICE NATIONAL SERVICE vs POST-MILITARY
FEMALE MALE m-vs-f FEMALE MALE m-vs-f f m   FEMALE
N 38 70 p 165 189 p p p 29 p
CRITERIA FOR CHOOSING A SPECIALTY
 TIME WITH FAMILY 70.3% 62.9% NS 79.4% 64.6% p < 0.009 NS NS 62.1% p < 0.05
 CONTROLLABLE LIFESTYLE 70.3% 62.9% NS 74.5% 63.0% p < 0.002 NS NS 51.7% p < 0.05
 SPECIALTY DEALING WITH SOCIAL ISSUES 27.0% 15.7% NS 37.8% 26.6% p < 0.003 0.05 NS 51.7% p < 0.03
 DAYTIME WORK ONLY 29.7% 14.3% p < 0.05 26.7% 18.2% p < 0.05 NS NS 27.6% NS
 PROCEDURES/SURGERY 48.6% 51.4% NS 38.2% 56.4% p < 0.0001 NS NS 39.3% NS
 HIGH SALARY 51.4% 48.6% NS 39.0% 53.2% p < 0.02 NS NS 34.5% NS
 PRIVATE PRACTICE 38.9% 40.6% NS 31.7% 47.1% p < 0.004 NS NS 24.1% NS
 OPPORTUNITY FOR RESEARCH 36.1% 45.7% NS 29.7% 40.2% p < 0.008 NS NS 58.6% p < 0.04
 BEDSIDE SPECIALTY 91.9% 90.0% NS 90.2% 95.7% NS NS NS 100.0% NS
 WIDE RANGE OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS 67.6% 78.6% NS 67.7% 74.5% NS NS NS 69.0% NS
 ADVANCING RAPIDLY 51.4% 65.7% NS 55.8% 62.2% NS NS NS 58.6% NS
 SPECIALTY WITH TEAMWORK 51.4% 45.7% NS 51.5% 54.5% NS NS NS 41.4% NS
 INDEPENDENT PRACTICE 62.2% 55.7% NS 49.7% 56.1% NS NS NS 51.7% NS
 INFLUENCY OF SPOUSE 35.1% 35.7% NS 38.4% 40.2% NS NS NS 35.7% NS
 SPECIALTY THAT MY COLEAGUES CHOOSE 0.0% 1.4% NS 0.6% 1.6% NS NS NS 0.0% NS
 ACADEMIC FACULTY MEMBER 24.3% 37.1% NS 19.4% 24.5% NS NS p < 0.03 27.6% NS
 INFLUENCE OF FAMILY 10.8% 11.8% NS 12.2% 7.9% NS NS NS 6.9% NS
 WORK ONLY IN THE COMMUNITY 5.4% 5.7% NS 4.9% 2.6% NS NS NS 3.4% NS
 NARROW RANGE OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS 0.0% 4.3% NS 3.0% 3.2% NS NS NS 3.4% NS
 INFLUENCE OF CLASSMATE 0.0% 2.9% NS 0.0% 2.1% NS NS NS 0.0% NS
CRITERIA FOR CHOOSING A RESIDENCY
 FAMILY LIVING LOCATION 67.6% 62.3% NS 83.6% 69.8% < 0.003 p < 0.03 NS 55.2% p < 0.03
 SPECIFIC LOCATION 51.4% 48.6% NS 76.8% 62.2% p < 0.01 p < 0.03 NS 60.7% NS
 CONTROLLABLE LIFESTYLE 67.6% 62.9% NS 72.0% 57.7% p < 0.0002 NS NS 58.6% NS
 PRE-DETERMINED WORK HOURS 54.1% 40.0% NS 46.1% 34.9% p < 0.01 NS NS 51.7% NS
 INFLUENCE OF FAMILY 19.4% 22.9% NS 47.9% 30.7% p < 0.0006 p < 0.001 NS 34.5% NS
 MAKE CLINICAL DECISIONS ON YOUR OWN 62.2% 58.6% NS 46.1% 64.6% p < 0.002 p < 0.03 0.05 37.9% p < 0.05
 OPPORTUNITY FOR RESEARCH 18.9% 31.4% 0.02 18.8% 26.5% p < 0.05 NS NS 31.0% p < 0.04
 INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGE 83.8% 85.7% NS 86.7% 78.8% NS NS NS 79.3% NS
 LEADING DEPARTMENT 81.1% 87.1% NS 74.5% 69.3% NS NS p < 0.01 79.3% NS
 LARGE HOSPTIAL 45.9% 65.7% NS 51.2% 56.4% NS NS NS 58.6% NS
 MUCH SUPERVISION BY SENIOR PHYSICIANS 54.1% 35.7% 0.05 47.3% 37.8% NS NS NS 62.1% p < 0.04
 PHYSICAL CHALLENGE 45.9% 44.9% NS 41.2% 45.5% NS NS NS 27.6% p < 0.04
 MUCH “ACTION” 50.0% 44.3% NS 37.0% 44.4% NS NS NS 20.7% p < 0.05
 TEACHING STUDENTS 37.8% 61.4% 0.008 35.4% 42.3% NS NS p < 0.0005 34.5% NS
 LIMITED WORK HOURS 27.0% 18.6% NS 29.3% 19.3% NS NS NS 24.1% NS
 SHORT RESIDENCY 24.3% 18.8% NS 15.2% 12.2% NS NS NS 17.2% NS
 PRIMARY CARE 21.6% 21.7% NS 16.0% 22.2% NS NS NS 8.0% NS
 MUCH CLINIC TIME 8.3% 12.9% NS 11.5% 11.1% NS NS NS 10.3% NS
 PERIPHERAL HOSPITAL 8.1% 11.4% NS 8.5% 9.0% NS NS NS 6.9% NS
 MANY ON-CALL SHIFTS 13.5% 20.0% 0.04 7.9% 9.5% NS NS p < 0.02 6.9% NS
 Residency in a non-leading department with pleasant working conditions 35.1% 27.5%   57.6% 41.9%     37.9%  
 Residency in a leading department with unpleasant working conditions 64.9% 72.5% NS 42.4% 58.1% p < 0.01 p < 0.01 0.05 62.1% p < 0.002
 Residency in a hopsital in the periphery in a specialty that interests me 91.9% 91.4%   90.7% 87.2%     86.2%  
 Residency in a university hopsital in a specialty that interests me less 8.1% 8.6% NS 9.3% 12.8% NS NS NS 13.8% NS
 Residency in a specialty that interests me but 2-3 year wait 78.4% 74.3%   57.8% 62.6%     71.4%  
 Residency in a specialty that interests me less but residency within a year 21.6% 25.7% NS 42.2% 37.4% NS p < 0.05 NS 28.6% NS
  1. Boldface entries are the higher value of a significant pair