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Third-year medical students’ choice of future careers


Rathi Mahendran ,

National University Hospital, SG
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Department of Psychological Medicine


Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
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Edimansyah Abidin,

Institute of Mental Health/Woodbridge Hospital, SG
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Birit Broekman,

National University Health System, SG
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Peh Lai Huat,

Changi General Hospital, SG
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Kua Ee Heok

National University of Singapore, SG
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We determined future career choices of 222 third year medical students and found that 94.6% wanted to be clinicians. No one considered a full-time career in research or the clinician-researcher track. This highlights the need to facilitate medical students’ decision-making on their career choice which would have a significant impact on the development of healthcare and its services.
How to Cite: Mahendran, R., Abidin, E., Broekman, B., Huat, P.L. and Heok, K.E., 2012. Third-year medical students’ choice of future careers. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 6(2), pp.43–44. DOI:
Published on 29 Dec 2012.
Peer Reviewed


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