Medical graduates' early career choices of specialty and their eventual specialty destinations: UK prospective cohort studies.
OBJECTIVE: To report on doctors' early choices of specialty at selected intervals after qualification, and eventual career destinations. DESIGN: Questionnaire surveys. SETTING: United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS: Total of 15 759 doctors who qualified in 1974, 1977, 1983, 1993, and 1996, and their career destinations 10 years after graduation. RESULTS: 15 759 doctors were surveyed one and three years after graduation and 12 108 five years after graduation. Career preferences at years 1, 3, and 5, a...Expand abstract
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