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Korean J Med Educ > Volume 12(2); 2000 > Article
Korean Journal of Medical Education 2000;12(2): 215-226. doi: https://doi.org/10.3946/kjme.2000.12.2.215
Specialty Preference of the Premedical School Students in Taegu City
Pock Soo Kang, Seok Beom Gib Kim, Young Ah Kang
1Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University.
2Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University.
This study was conducted to examine the specialty preference of premedical students and evaluate it's associated factors. The self-administered questionnaire survey was conducted covering 208 premedical students(127 national university students and 81 private university students) and the respondents were 164(response rate 78.8%). Among 164 students, 33(20.1%) didn't decide the specialty yet. The students preferred psychiatry most at 12.2%, and pediatrics, internal medicine and neurosurgery in order. Male students preferred general surgery, thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and ophthalmology and ENT, on the other hand, female students preferred psychiatry, pediatrics, and internal medicine. Most important factor which influenced on the selection of specialty was student's character and others are acquisition of high quality medical technology, opportunities of service to the public and chances for getting a job, in order.
Keywords: Specialty preference;Premedical students
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