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Third of Irish doctors regret going into medicine

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7269.1102/c (Published 04 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1102
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    A survey by the Irish Medical Organisation shows that 42% of the country's junior doctors regret their career choice, compared with a quarter of both GPs and consultants.

    Almost a third of all doctors said they would reject medicine if they were back at school; 36% of female doctors who responded said they would not choose medicine again, compared with 29% of male respondents.

    The survey, Turning Vision into Reality, also shows rising concern over a broad range of issues. Workload …

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