Survey shows professional priorities among first-year med students

10/10/2013 | AAFP News Now

A study in the journal Academic Medicine found 61% of first-year medical students listed enjoying their work as the most important factor in choosing a specialty, while just 1% listed financial compensation. Students who said primary care was their first specialty choice listed family time, work-life balance, working with underserved populations and rural practice options as important factors, while students least interested in primary care were more concerned about average salary, research opportunities and prestige.

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