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Table 3 Comparison of factors that influence the career interests of medical students

From: Factors influencing medical students’ choice of emergency medicine as a career specialty—a descriptive study of Saudi medical students

Factors % of the students Results of ANOVA
EM
n = 32
CL
n = 80
PC
n = 163
SS
n = 133
F P value
Medical lifestyle 3.24 3.25 3.22 2.9 7.9 < 0.001
Social orientation 3.14 3.39 3.48 3.12 8.81 < 0.001
Prestige 2.8 3.05 2.93 3.13 2.27 0.08
Hospital orientation 3.45 3.13 3.26 3.5 7.87 < 0.001
Role model 3.14 2.68 2.94 3 2.94 0.033
Varied scope of practice 3.19 3.28 3.25 3.24 0.12 0.948
  1. ANOVA analysis of variance, EM emergency medicine, CL controllable lifestyle, PC primary care, SS surgical specialty