Table 2 First choice top three specialty (NDTP categories) at follow-up intern survey by first choice specialty at baseline survey

From: Factors influencing specialty choice and the effect of recall bias on findings from Irish medical graduates: a cross-sectional, longitudinal study

  Follow –up intern specialty choice
GP Surgery Medicine Total
Baseline final med specialty choice n (%) n (%) n (%)  
GP 17 (71) 3 (12) 4 (17) 24 (100)
Surgery 2 (5) 37 (86) 4 (9) 43 (100)
Medicine 7 (9) 7 (9) 61 (81) 75 (100)
Total 26 (18) 47 (33) 69 (49) 142 (100)
  1. KEY: GP General Practice
  2. Italics = same choice at both timepoints
  3. ‘Undecided’ or ‘unknown’ at either timepoint excluded
  4. Specialty category at follow-up intern survey (n > 20) only