Attitudes toward psychiatry among students entering medical school.

  title={Attitudes toward psychiatry among students entering medical school.},
  author={Gin S. Malhi and Gordon Parker and Kay Parker and Vaughan J. Carr and Kenneth Clifford Kirkby and Peter Yellowlees and Phillip Boyce and Bruce J. Tonge},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={107 6},
OBJECTIVE To survey the attitudes of Australian medical students to determine their views about the relative attractiveness of psychiatry as a career compared with other specialties, and against findings from a North American study. METHOD We surveyed 655 first-year medical students attending six Australian Universities. RESULTS Responses indicated that Australian medical students view psychiatry as distinctly less 'attractive' than other career options, as reported in the North American… CONTINUE READING