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The attractions of medicine: the generic motivations of medical school applicants in relation to demography, personality and achievement

McManus, IC; Livingston, G; Katona, C; (2006) The attractions of medicine: the generic motivations of medical school applicants in relation to demography, personality and achievement. BMC Medical Education , 6 , Article 11. 10.1186/1472-6920-6-11. Green open access

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Abstract

The motivational and other factors used by medical students in making their career choices for specific medical specialities have been looked at in a number of studies in the literature. There are however few studies that assess the generic factors which make medicine itself of interest to medical students and to potential medical students. This study describes a novel questionnaire that assesses the interests and attractions of different aspects of medical practice in a varied range of medical scenarios, and relates them to demographic, academic, personality and learning style measures in a large group of individuals considering applying to medical school.

Type: Article
Title: The attractions of medicine: the generic motivations of medical school applicants in relation to demography, personality and achievement
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6920-6-11
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6920-6-11
Language: English
Additional information: © 2006 McManus et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Adolescent, Adult, Career choice, Congresses as topic, Demography, Education, Medical, Educational status, Empathy, Ethnic groups, Factor analysis, Statistical, Female, Great Britain, Humans, Learning, Male, Motivation, Personality, Questionnaires, Schools, Medical, Sex factors, Social desirability, Specialization, Students
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > UCL Medical School
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > UCL Medical School > Academic Centre of Medical Education
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/91866
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