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Table 1 Key variable of interest in the Undergraduate Destination Survey (baseline and follow-up)

From: The influence of rural clinical school experiences on medical students’ levels of interest in rural careers

Variables Question
Rural/non-rural background Through which entry programme did you enter UNSW Medicine?
Cohort In what year are you currently studying?
Number of years at RCS Is this your first, second, third or fourth year at the RCS?
Conscription status Did you choose to study at the RCS?
Preferred internship location At this point in time, what is your preferred location to do your internship? (Metropolitan, Outer Metro, Regional, Rural, Remote, Unsure)
Level of interest in internship location How strong is your interest in doing your internship in that location?
On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 = not very strong at all, and 5 = very strong, please circle which applies to you.
Intended work location When you have completed all your post graduate training, in what area do you intend to work? (Metropolitan, Outer Metro, Regional, Rural, Remote)
Level of interest in intended work location How strong is your interest in working in that location (that is your answer to Q4)?
On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 = not very strong at all, and 5 = very strong, please circle which applies to you.
Specialty At this point in time, in what area of medicine do you plan to work?
  1. Abbreviations: RCS, Rural Clinical School; UNSW, University of New South Wales.