Gender Associated with the Intention to Choose a Medical Specialty in Medical Students: A Cross-Sectional Study in 11 Countries in Latin America

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/620667
Title:
Gender Associated with the Intention to Choose a Medical Specialty in Medical Students: A Cross-Sectional Study in 11 Countries in Latin America
Authors:
Ng-Sueng, Luis Fernando ( 0000-0001-9835-2669 ) ; Vargas Matos, Iván; Mayta-Tristan, Percy ( 0000-0002-0861-6606 ) ; Pereyra Elías, Reneé ( 0000-0001-6398-4287 ) ; Montenegro Idrogo, Juan José; Inga Berrospi, Fiorella; Ancalli, Felix; Bonilla Escobar, Francisco; Diaz Velez, Cristian; Gutierrez Quezada, Erick; Gomez Alhach, Jennifer; Muñoz Medina, Carlos E.; Sanchez Pozo, Adriana; Vidal, Milisen
Citation:
Gender Associated with the Intention to Choose a Medical Specialty in Medical Students: A Cross-Sectional Study in 11 Countries in Latin America 2016, 11 (8):e0161000 PLOS ONE
Journal:
PLOS ONE
Issue Date:
12-Aug-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/620667
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0161000
Additional Links:
http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0161000
Abstract:
The selection of a medical specialty has been associated with multiple factors, such as personal preferences, academic exposure, motivational factors and sociodemographic factors, such as gender. The number of women in the medical field has increased in recent years. In Latin America, we have not found any studies that explore this relationship.Secondary analysis of the Collaborative Working Group for the Research of Human Resources for Health (Red-LIRHUS) data; a multi-country project of students in their first year and fifth year of study, from 63 medical schools in 11 Latin American countries. All students who referred intention to choose a certain medical specialty were considered as participants.There is an association between the female gender and the intention to choose Obstetrics/ Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, Dermatology, and Oncology. We recommend conducting studies that consider other factors that can influence the choice of a medical specialty.
Type:
info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights:
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Language:
spa
Keywords:
Medical Students; gender; career choice; Role models; sociodemographic factors; Latin America
ISSN:
1932-6203
Email:
percy.mayta@upc.edu.pe

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dc.contributor.authorNg-Sueng, Luis Fernandoes_PE
dc.contributor.authorVargas Matos, Ivánes_PE
dc.contributor.authorMayta-Tristan, Percyes_PE
dc.contributor.authorPereyra Elías, Reneées_PE
dc.contributor.authorMontenegro Idrogo, Juan Josées_PE
dc.contributor.authorInga Berrospi, Fiorellaes_PE
dc.contributor.authorAncalli, Felixes_PE
dc.contributor.authorBonilla Escobar, Franciscoes_PE
dc.contributor.authorDiaz Velez, Cristianes_PE
dc.contributor.authorGutierrez Quezada, Erickes_PE
dc.contributor.authorGomez Alhach, Jenniferes_PE
dc.contributor.authorMuñoz Medina, Carlos E.es_PE
dc.contributor.authorSanchez Pozo, Adrianaes_PE
dc.contributor.authorVidal, Milisenes_PE
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-14T02:25:27Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-14T02:25:27Z-
dc.date.issued2016-08-12-
dc.identifier.citationGender Associated with the Intention to Choose a Medical Specialty in Medical Students: A Cross-Sectional Study in 11 Countries in Latin America 2016, 11 (8):e0161000 PLOS ONEes_PE
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0161000-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10757/620667es_PE
dc.description.abstractThe selection of a medical specialty has been associated with multiple factors, such as personal preferences, academic exposure, motivational factors and sociodemographic factors, such as gender. The number of women in the medical field has increased in recent years. In Latin America, we have not found any studies that explore this relationship.Secondary analysis of the Collaborative Working Group for the Research of Human Resources for Health (Red-LIRHUS) data; a multi-country project of students in their first year and fifth year of study, from 63 medical schools in 11 Latin American countries. All students who referred intention to choose a certain medical specialty were considered as participants.There is an association between the female gender and the intention to choose Obstetrics/ Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, Dermatology, and Oncology. We recommend conducting studies that consider other factors that can influence the choice of a medical specialty.es_PE
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dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0161000es_PE
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_PE
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.sourceUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)es_PE
dc.sourceRepositorio Académico - UPCes_PE
dc.subjectMedical Studentses_PE
dc.subjectgenderes_PE
dc.subjectcareer choicees_PE
dc.subjectRole modelses_PE
dc.subjectsociodemographic factorses_PE
dc.subjectLatin Americaes_PE
dc.titleGender Associated with the Intention to Choose a Medical Specialty in Medical Students: A Cross-Sectional Study in 11 Countries in Latin Americaes_PE
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_PE
dc.identifier.journalPLOS ONEes_PE
dc.contributor.emailpercy.mayta@upc.edu.pees_PE
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