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Do Croatian students who want to work in family medicine differ from their peers who prefere clinical specialities?


Evic, Jelena; Pavlekovic, Gordana; Murgic, Lucija; Brborovic, Hana; Bozicevic, Ivana
Do Croatian students who want to work in family medicine differ from their peers who prefere clinical specialities? // European Journal of Public Health Supplement, Abstracts of the 6th European Public Health Conference
Prag, Republika Češka: Oxford University Press, 2013. str. 115-115 (poster, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Do Croatian students who want to work in family medicine differ from their peers who prefere clinical specialities?

Autori
Evic, Jelena ; Pavlekovic, Gordana ; Murgic, Lucija ; Brborovic, Hana ; Bozicevic, Ivana

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
European Journal of Public Health Supplement, Abstracts of the 6th European Public Health Conference / - : Oxford University Press, 2013, 115-115

Skup
6th European Public Health Conference

Mjesto i datum
Prag, Republika Češka, 13-16.11.2013.

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Poster

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Family medicine; career choice; medical students; Croatia
(Mily medicine; career choice; medical students; Croatia)

Sažetak
Background: Demand for family medicine practitioners as the base of primary health care in Croatia is distinct. According to relevant data around 60% of medical doctors work in hospitals, while 25 % work as family practitioners. Our study objectives were to examine and identify factors influencing their decision to choose family medicine as a future profession. Methods: Participants were six consecutive generations of final year students from the Zagreb University School of Medicine (academic years 2005/06 to 2011/12). The instrument was an anonymous questionnaire containing questions regarding (a) desired future specialization (b) motivation to enter medical school (c) opinion on the reputation of several medical specializations, (d) relevance of medical school curriculum subjects for future work in the healthcare sector and (e) students’ socio-demographic characteristics. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were done to compare factors associated with wanting a specialty in family medicine compared to a clinical specialty. Results: Out of 1180 final year medical student who answered the questionnaire, 916 (77, 6%) had indicated their specialty of choice and their results were taken for analysis. Regarding family medicine as a specialization of choice, 123 (13, 4%) students opted for it, with statistically significant gender distribution (16, 3% female and 8, 1%male students, p=0, 001). Results to questions on the motivation to enter School of Medicine and importance of different subject in medical curriculum showed no statistically significant difference. The reputation ranking of the offered six specialists were exactly the same ; with the surgeon being the highest, general practitioner second to last and public health specialist the least prestigious specialty. Conclusions: Research results have not demonstrated statistically significant differences between two groups of students. However, gender was the only significant factor influencing their career choice: more female students would like to work in family medicine. Reforms of the whole health sector are needed to empower family medicine as a discipline and encourage best students/physicians to opt for this specialty.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
108-1081871-1897 - Utjecaj organizirane edukacije na kvalitetu rada u izvanbolničkoj zaštiti (Gordana Pavleković, )

Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Zagreb