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Table 5 Difference between students choosing general practice (GP) and students choosing another specialty in importance of individual and occupational aspects in the future (0 very important - 100 not at all important); M (SD)

From: Becoming a general practitioner - Which factors have most impact on career choice of medical students?

  GP (n = 88) all other (n = 1,026) p*
Individual aspects    
Personal ambition 9 (11.9) 12 (14.2) .02
Future perspective 18 (13.9) 15 (12.8) .02
Work-life balance 37 (12.8) 41 (15.9) .03
Occupational aspects    
Variety in job 22 (12.9) 24 (14.8) .22
Patient orientation 19 (17.8) 41 (20.1) <.01
Job-related ambition 39 (13.6) 31 (16.7) <.01
Image 42 (20.8) 44 (21.8) .46
  1. *Statistical significances of difference: p < .05