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Table 2 Number of applicants in different specialities of medicine from 2010 to 2017

From: The trend of feminization of doctors’ workforce in Oman: is it a phenomenon that could rouse the health system?

Programmes Number of applicants per gender per year Total
2010–2011 2011–2012 2012–2013 2013–2014 2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–2017
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F Total
Anaesthesia 7 2 1 5 2 2 4 2 1 2 4 6 0 1 19 20 39
Biochemistry 1 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 10 13
Dermatology 2 19 5 19 8 26 9 7 1 8 0 0 2 14 27 93 120
Emergency medicine 15 5 13 8 9 10 6 12 6 4 4 9 6 8 59 56 115
E.N.T. 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 9 3 5 4 4 2 10 18 37 55
Family medicine 11 25 22 40 21 38 13 31 24 46 22 45 6 42 119 267 386
General surgery 9 2 21 7 12 7 11 11 6 3 7 6 8 11 74 47 121
Haematology 0 0 1 13 1 3 0 3 1 2 2 2 1 9 6 32 38
Histopathology 0 10 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 9 1 8 0 10 7 38 45
Internal medicine 6 3 10 10 14 13 11 16 14 13 13 13 10 9 78 77 155
Medical microbiology 3 1 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 11 8 22 30
Obst and Gyne 0 11 0 13 0 5 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 5 0 55 55
Ophthalmology 5 8 8 15 6 13 6 9 4 3 4 5 1 5 34 58 92
Orthopaedics 0 0 15 3 20 0 13 1 12 1 5 0 5 1 70 6 76
Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) 0 0 0 2 4 0 2 0 2 2 4 1 3 3 15 8 23
Paediatrics 12 18 8 24 5 30 12 24 10 12 9 20 9 22 65 150 215
Psychiatry 8 12 3 12 4 3 3 7 3 5 2 5 7 7 30 51 81
Radiology 13 18 7 21 5 8 4 5 1 7 3 10 3 23 36 92 128
Sub-total 94 137 116 195 120 172 97 144 92 132 84 144 65 195 668 1119  
Total 231 311 292 241 224 228 260 1787