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Push and stay factors affecting Irish medical student migration intentions

Overview of attention for article published in Irish Journal of Medical Science, December 2015
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Title
Push and stay factors affecting Irish medical student migration intentions
Published in
Irish Journal of Medical Science, December 2015
DOI 10.1007/s11845-015-1388-0
Pubmed ID
Authors

Pishoy Gouda, Kevin Kitt, David S. Evans, Deirdre Goggin, Deirdre McGrath, Jason Last, Martina Hennessy, Richard Arnett, Siun O’Flynn, Fidelma Dunne, Diarmuid O’Donovan

Abstract

A significant proportion of medical students in Ireland have demonstrated strong intentions to migrate following their graduation. Factors influencing these intentions are poorly understood. Our study aimed to investigate 'push' and 'stay' factors that may influence the migration plans of medical students. Cross-sectional survey of 2273 medical students in Ireland using a mixed methods approach. Survey was completed by 2273 medical students, of which 263 provided free text data that are analysed in this paper. Identified push factors include negative perception regarding career opportunities, working conditions and lifestyle, while family was the only identified strong stay factor. Qualitative analysis of free text responses revealed themes that included training, career, personal and financial factors. This study has provided insight into the factors that influence medical student migration intentions. There is a strong need for all stakeholders to collectively discuss and engage in possible solutions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 3%
Unknown 31 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 34%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 13%
Researcher 3 9%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Unspecified 1 3%
Other 6 19%
Unknown 4 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 28%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 13%
Social Sciences 4 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 9%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 6%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 7 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 March 2017.
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#6,754,811
of 13,029,564 outputs
Outputs from Irish Journal of Medical Science
#264
of 699 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#123,570
of 354,934 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Irish Journal of Medical Science
#4
of 23 outputs
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