Table 5

Looking back from eventual destinations: career choices at 1, 3 and 5 years after graduation of those who were working in emergency medicine*

Career choice specialtyEmergency medicine doctors
Year 1 first choice (N=311)Year 3 first choice (N=299)Year 5 first choice (N=281)
%n%n%n
Emergency medicine23.27258.217474.4209
Hospital medical specialties20.9659.0273.610
Paediatrics3.2102.781.85
Surgery28.38812.7386.017
Obstetrics and gynaecology1.960.310.00
Anaesthetics8.0254.3133.610
Radiology2.370.720.72
Clinical oncology1.341.030.41
Pathology1.341.030.00
Psychiatry2.991.030.41
General practice13.2416.4196.819
Other medical1.340.311.44
Non-medical2.681.031.85
Not specified1.653.090.72
  • *At 7 (1999 and 2000 cohorts) and 10 (1993 and 1996 cohorts) years after graduation.