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Table 5 Comparison of students’ demographic characteristics according to career choice

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

Demographic characteristics % of students (n = 436)
EM CL PC SS
Men compared with women 56 44 51 69
Men’s preferences 8 15 36 40
Women’s preferences 8 25 44 23
First-year students’ preferences 9 16 38 38
Second-year students’ preferences 7 24 39 31
Third-year students’ preferences 11 16 42 32
Final-year students’ preferences 2 27 44 27
  1. EM emergency medicine, CL controllable lifestyle, PC primary care, SS surgical specialty