ERIC Number: ED153558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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Medical Students, Medical Schools and Society During Five Eras: Factors Affecting the Career Choices of Physicians 1958-1976.
Funkenstein, Daniel H.
Reported are the results of an examination of career choices of medical students and physicians from 1958 to 1976. The project was undertaken to determine whether or not data collected at admission and matriculation could be used to predict the career choices of medical students. The report identifies and measures the relative importance of factors such as the preparation of students entering medical school, their values and lifestyle, the influence of their medical school, and the effects of government funding and the demands of society. Special emphasis is placed on identifying factors affecting the choice of primary care and/or practice in a medically deprived geographic area. Included also are special studies of career decisions by women students. (Editor/MSE)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Financial Support, Geographic Distribution, Government Role, Longitudinal Studies, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Medical Students, Primary Health Care, Professional Education, Social Influences, Womens Education
Ballinger Publishing Company, 17 Dunster Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02l38 ($16.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.
Authoring Institution: N/A