Ahsan Rasool


Background: Right career choice by medical students has an imperative role in order to crave out optimum benefit from the five year laborious study of MBBS. Methods: A Cross-sectional survey was conducted at Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad. Sample size was set at 300. Random sampling technique was used. Self-administered questionnaire was administered. Data was analysed using SPSS. Results: A total of 211 medical students responded to the questionnaire with 49.76% males (n=105) and 106 females (50.24%). 57.1% reported clinical career as their preferred future choice. 18.86% female compared to 12.38% male reported being indecisive about their future. 60.75% students from rural areas compared to 54.19% from urban background were aspiring for clinical careers. 19.08% students from urban areas compared to 10.12% from rural areas were indecisive. Conclusion: There is a lesser inclination of students towards non-clinical careers. A number of students are indecisive about their future. Steps should be taken in-order to make non-clinical careers more alluring.

Keywords: Career preference. Clinical careers, Non-clinical careers

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