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Reasons for choosing the profession and profile of newly qualified physicians in Brazil.

Scheffer, Mário César; Guilloux, Aline Gil Alves; Poz, Mario Roberto Dal; Schraiber, Lilia Blima.
Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992); 62(9): 853-861, 2016 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28001260

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the socio-demographic profile, path to medical school admission and factors affecting the choice of becoming a physician in Brazil.

METHOD:

Application of a structured questionnaire to 4,601 participants among the 16,323 physicians who graduated between 2014 and 2015 that subsequently registered with one of the 27 Regional Boards of Medicine (CRMs).

RESULTS:

The average age of participants is 27 years, 77.2% are white, 57% come from families with a monthly income greater than ten times the minimum wage, 65% have fathers who have completed higher education, 79.1% attended a private high school, and 63.5% selected the "will to make a difference in people's lives or do good" as their main reason for choosing medicine, with some differences between the sexes and matriculation at a public or private medical school.

CONCLUSION:

The recent politics for educational diversity and the opening of additional medical schools has not yet had an impact on the socio-demographic profile of graduates, who are mainly white, wealthy individuals.
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