Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (GARJMMS) ISSN: 2315-5159
January 2017 Vol. 6(2), pp. 028-033
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Full Length Research Paper
Factors influencing in the selection of specialty among the student of College of Medicine, Najran university, KSA
Department of Child Health, College of Medicine, University of Najran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Accepted 03 February, 2017
This study is to measure the significant differences between socio and demographic factors in the selection of medical specialty among the medical students of college of Medicine of Najran University. The availability of an appropriately trained and motivated health workforce with a balanced specialty distribution is critical for the capacity of a health system to meet the needs of its population. Specialty selection by medical students determines the future composition of the physician workforce. Selection of career specialties begins in earnest during the clinical rotations with exposure to the clinical and intellectual environments of various specialties. Career specialty selection is followed by choosing a residency program. Accurate mapping of the factors determining specialty choice is important to develop interventions aimed at influencing career choices. Medical students are the source of a country's physicians. Determining how medical students select their areas of specialization is the key to achieve a balanced distribution of doctors among all specialties. In this cross sectional study data were analyzed by using SPSS ver. 20 descriptive and inferential statistics were obtained. In this study response rate is 98%. Total 582 responses were received, 71% of the respondents were male students while 29% of the respondents were female students. The selection of specialty and Personal interest, Selection of specialty and a chance to serve people, Selection of specialty and high income potential, Selection of specialty and prestige of specialty. In the current scenario medical students thinking about the charm, prestige and the wealth oriented specialty more rather than other specialties.
Keywords: Specialty, students