Personality and specialty interest in medical students.

  title={Personality and specialty interest in medical students.},
  author={Mohammadreza Hojat and Marvin Zuckerman},
  journal={Medical teacher},
  volume={30 4},
BACKGROUND Research on the relationship between personality and specialty interest is important because of its implications in student career counseling and in forecasting future specialty distribution. AIM This study was designed to test the following hypotheses: 1. Students interested in 'surgical' specialties would obtain higher scores on a measure of 'impulsive sensation seeking' and lower scores on a measure of 'neuroticism-anxiety'. 2. Students interested in 'hospital-based' specialties… CONTINUE READING
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