Successive cohorts of interns assigned to a Sydney teaching hospital since 1987 were interviewed at the beginning and end of their intern year to document factors influencing career choice and psychological morbidity, with comparisons between the graduates of the three NSW medical faculties.
Intellectual challenge and altruism were the two most reported motivating factors in choosing Medicine.
Many interns expressed regret at their career choice.
Apart from anger, self-reported psychological morbidity during internship was low.
Interns'evaluation of the relevance of their undergraduate training declined during internship, except for Newcastle graduates.
Increased « hands on » clinical experience during undergraduate years, career guidance, assertiveness training, and time management skills should be included in the undergraduate curriculum.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etudiant, Médecine, Motivation, Choix, Carrière professionnelle, Homme, Personnel sanitaire, Trouble psychiatrique, Internat
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Student, Medicine, Motivation, Choice, Career, Human, Health staff, Mental disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0623241
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.