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Table 2 Population characteristics

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

Characteristics   N = 165 %
Gender Female 101 61.2%
Male 64 38.8%
Entry programme Local 48 29.1%
Rural 117 70.9%
Number of years in RCS One 65 39.4%
Two 64 38.8%
> Three 36 21.8%
Preference for RCS for clinical training Yes 127 77.0%
No 38 23.0%
Preferred location for intern Metropolitan 59 35.8%
Outer metro 10 6.1%
Regional 41 24.8%
Rural 32 19.4%
Unsure 23 13.9%
Preferred location for work Metropolitan 38 23.0%
Outer metro 9 5.5%
Regional 69 41.8%
Rural 45 27.3%
Remote 4 2.4%
Intended specialty General practice 59 34.5%
Paediatrics 14 8.5%
Emergency 12 7.3%
Surgery 20 12.1%
Sub-specialty medicine 30 16.4%
Anaesthetics/intensive care 7 4.2%
Obstetrics/gynaecology 8 4.8%
Psychiatry 2 1.4%
Unsure 13 7.9%
  1. Abbreviations: RCS, Rural Clinical School.