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Table 2 Characteristics of Fiji School of Medicine specialist trainees 1996–2004 (Fiji graduates only, excluding graduates from other regional countries)

From: Specialist training in Fiji: Why do graduates migrate, and why do they remain? A qualitative study

Characteristic Specialist graduates
  All Fiji citizens or permanent residents Number Interviewed % interviewed
Total 66 36 54.5%
Gender    
   Males 39 22 56.4%
   Females 27 14 51.9%
Ethnicity
   Fijians 41 23 56.1%
   Indo-Fijians 20 10 50.0%
   Others 5 3 60.0%
Specialty    
   Anaesthesia 11 6 54.5%
   Medicine 12 8 66.7%
   Obstetrics and Gynaecology 14 6 42.9%
   Paediatrics 18 9 50.0%
   Surgery 11 7 63.6%
Highest educational attainment as of December 2006
   Diploma 42 14 33.3%
   Master's (21) or MMed (3) student 24 22 91.7%
Working status
   Public sectors (Ministry of Health, FSMed, or UN) 32 21 65.6%
   Temporarily overseas 4 4 100%
   Private (9) or not working (1) – Fiji 10 4 40%
   Overseas migrants 20 7 35%