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Factors Influencing the Postgraduate Training Choices of Medical Interns and Junior Medical Officers at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Guyana

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.341
Pages: 
69-73
Synopsis: 
The information on new medical graduates’ specialty preferences and the factors influencing their choices is vital for effective and optimal medical manpower planning. Among Guyanese new medical graduates, the established specialties of paediatrics, surgery, internal medicine, and obstetrics and gynaecology were still the main areas of interest. Greater acceptance of the less popular specialties should be encouraged.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the specialty preferences and the reasons for those choices among medical interns and junior medical doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), Guyana.

Methods: A cross-sectional study of recent medical graduates at GPHC using anonymous selfadministered questionnaires was used.

Accepted: 
21 Aug, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Dec, 2015
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