Table 2

Percentages (and numbers) feeling definite about choosing emergency medicine as their first choice of career at 1 (1993–2009), 3 (1993–2008) and 5 (1993–2005) years after graduation: comparison between four time periods

Doctors definite about choosing emergency medicine
Year 1Year 3Year 5
%n%n%n
1993–19969.91828.36255.6105
1999–20027.12621.39155.6180
20054.5835.55066.752
2008–200921.15449.075n.a.
Total10.810629.627857.0337
  • Numbers of respondents: 23018 in year 1, 19199 in year 3 and 15303 in year 5. A small number of respondents (1.5–2.5%) were excluded for each year because their level of certainty was unknown.

  • n.a., data not available.