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Table 4 Level of interest in various areas of specialization

From: Medical student attitudes towards family medicine in Spain: a statewide analysis

Working environment Score (*) Interest (**)
Mean SD % CI 95%
Hospital medical specialties 4.9 1.1 88.0 87.1 88.9
Hospital surgical specialties 4.3 1.6 69.6 68.3 70.9
Pediatrics 3.7 1.7 56.1 54.7 57.5
Obstetrics and gynecology 3.3 1.6 44.6 43.2 46.0
Research 3.1 1.7 42.5 41.1 43.9
Psychiatry 3.1 1.7 40.9 39.5 42.3
Family medicine 3.1 1.5 39.4 38.0 40.8
Teaching 2.8 1.6 33.9 32.6 35.2
Dermatology 2.7 1.5 29.4 28.1 30.7
Ophthalmology 2.7 1.5 29.1 27.8 30.4
Diagnostic imaging 2.7 1.5 28.8 27.5 30.1
Laboratory 2.6 1.6 28.3 27.1 29.5
Ear, nose and throat 2.5 1.3 23.5 22.3 24.7
Preventive medicine and public health 2.4 1.4 20.7 19.6 21.8
  1. SD: Standard deviation; 95%CI: 95% confidence interval.
  2. (*) Score on a Likert scale from 1 to 6 points.
  3. (**) Score equal to or greater than 4.