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Table 3 Experiences in Ireland compared with current intention to stay, return home or migrate onwards

From: Passing through – reasons why migrant doctors in Ireland plan to stay, return home or migrate onwards to new destination countries

Experiences in Ireland Migration intentions
Intends to remain in Ireland (n = 105) n (%) Intends to return home (n = 79) n (%) Intends to migrate onwards (n = 161) n (%) Total (n = 345) n (%) P valuea
Applied for training scheme in Irelandb Yes – Unsuccessfully 25 (24 %) 23 (29 %) 44 (28 %) 92 (27 %) 0.3785
Yes – Currently on scheme 20 (19 %) 13 (17 %) 36 (23 %) 69 (20 %)
Yes – Completed 27 (26 %) 12 (15 %) 37 (23 %) 76 (22 %)
No 31 (30 %) 30 (38 %) 42 (26 %) 103 (30 %)
Total 103 (100 %) 78 (100 %) 159 (100 %) 340 (100 %)
I have received adequate trainingd 77 (78 %) 39 (51 %) 91 (60 %) 207/328 (63 %) 0.0006
There are training opportunities for med 56 (58 %) 32 (42 %) 66 (43 %) 154/325 (47 %) 0.0374
I have received adequate supervisiond 72 (73 %) 44 (57 %) 88 (58 %) 204/327 (62 %) 0.0255
I have opportunities for career progressiond 47 (48 %) 27 (36 %) 36 (23 %) 110/327 (34 %) 0.0002
Is currently in a contract of 1 year or lessd 34 (33 %) 34 (44 %) 75 (49 %) 143/334 (42 %) 0.05
Have applied for citizenship immigration proceduresa, c Yes 29 (28 %) 14 (18 %) 32 (20 %) 75 (22 %) <0.0001
No 21 (20 %) 45 (57 %) 88 (55 %) 154 (45 %)
Already hold it 55 (52 %) 20 (25 %) 41 (25 %) 116 (34 %)
Total 105 (100 %) 79 (100 %) 161 (100 %) 345 (100 %)  
Overall satisfaction with Irelande 94 (91 %) 57 (73 %) 100 (63 %) 251/340 (74 %) <0.0001
  1. aχ2 test of association
  2. bMissing data: 5 values
  3. cMissing data range from 17 (328 responses) to 20 (325 responses)
  4. dIndicated ‘Strongly Agree’ or ‘Agree’
  5. eIndicated ‘Very satisfied’ or ‘Satisfied’