Table 3

Career preferences in the third year after qualification: percentage of responders in each graduation year who specified a career in general practice, and whole cohort estimates (see Method)

Responders
Graduation yearMen % (n/N)Women % (n/N)Total % (n/N)Whole cohort estimate
a) Untied first choices for general practice
 200525.9 (261/1009)40.6 (691/1700)35.1 (952/2709)34.5 (1768)
 200216.7 (177/1063)32.0 (539/1685)26.1 (716/2748)25.2 (1116)
 200020.1 (268/1333)34.3 (561/1635)27.9 (829/2968)27.3 (1212)
b) Tied and untied first choices for general practicea
 200529.0 (293/1009)43.8 (745/1700)38.3 (1038/2709)37.6 (1931)
 200219.7 (209/1063)36.4 (613/1685)29.9 (822/2748)28.9 (1283)
 200021.7 (289/1333)38.2 (624/1635)30.8 (913/2968)30.1 (1333)
c) Any choice for general practiceb
 200535.0 (353/1009)50.4 (856/1700)44.6 (1209/2709)43.9 (2253)
 200230.7 (326/1063)47.7 (803/1685)41.1 (1129/2748)40.1 (1778)
 200031.4 (418/1333)51.1 (836/1635)42.3 (1254/2968)41.4 (1836)
  • a Includes all doctors who chose GP as a first choice, whether or not combined with another specialty.

  • b Includes all doctors who chose GP, whether as first, second or third choice.