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OBJECTIVE To report on doctors' early choices of specialty at selected intervals after qualification, and eventual career destinations. DESIGN Questionnaire surveys. SETTING United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS Total of 15 759 doctors who qualified in 1974, 1977, 1983, 1993, and 1996, and their career destinations 10 years after graduation. RESULTS 15 759(More)
BACKGROUND Changes to the structure of medical training worldwide require doctors to decide on their career specialty at an increasingly early stage after graduation. We studied trends in career choices for surgery, and the eventual career destinations, of UK graduates who declared an early preference for surgery. METHODS Postal questionnaires were sent,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this paper is to describe UK-trained doctors' early intentions about seeking careers in public health and their eventual speciality destinations. METHODS Analysis of longitudinal studies of medical graduates from all UK medical schools in selected year-of-qualification cohorts from 1974 to 2008; data collected by postal(More)
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