Motivation for medical school: the relationship to gender and specialty preferences in a nationwide sample.

@article{Vaglum1999MotivationFM,
  title={Motivation for medical school: the relationship to gender and specialty preferences in a nationwide sample.},
  author={Per J\orgen Wiggen Vaglum and Jannecke Wiers-Jenssen and Oivind Ekeberg},
  journal={Medical education},
  year={1999},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={236-42}
}
OBJECTIVES Motivation for going to medical school and career plans of a 1 year cohort of students entering medical school in Norway (n = 420 response rate: 90%, 54% women, mean age: 22 years) were surveyed by a postal questionnaire the first month after they had started. DESIGN Motives for choosing medicine were categorized into three indexes: 'people orientated', 'status/security orientated' and 'natural science orientated' motives. SETTING University of Oslo. SUBJECTS Medical students… CONTINUE READING