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VIEWPOINTS OF THE INTERNS ON THEIR FUTURE CAREER INQAZVIN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

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Journal of Medical Education
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  • Economics
  • Education
  • Medicine

Abstract

Background: The imbalance between the public needs and the number of the medical graduates has created problems in recruitment of young physicians who are trained to provide medical and health services in the country. Purpose: To assess the attitudes of interns at Qazvin university of Medical Sciences towards their future profession in 2001-2002. Methods: This descriptive study assesses the viewpoints of all 120 interns though a self-administered questionnaire. Results: The finding indicated that 77.5% of the students were in the age range of 22 to 27 with the average of 26.4 years. Of all cases 67.5% wished to continue their training to become a specialist and 6.7% decided to work as a general practitioner. Of all students, 95.8% expected their future income to be low, to an extent which will not provide a comfortable life for them of all cases, 89.2% believed that the present system of medical education does not give them the necessary capabilities and skills to practice efficiently in the future. Conclusion: The students' viewpoints on fulfillment of their economic needs and provision of a comfortable life for them and their families were negative; however, regarding fulfillment of their mental and emotional needs and participation in a scientific field, they were positive.Keywords: INTERN, MEDICAL PROFESSION

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