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Table 3 Frequency distribution of speciality aspired to shown by gender at T3 (n = 522)

From: Swiss residents' speciality choices – impact of gender, personality traits, career motivation and life goals

Speciality Females (n = 281)
n (%)
adjusted standardised residual
Males (n = 241)
n (%)
adjusted standardised residual
Primary Care (n = 45) 26 (9.3)
0.6
19 (7.9)
-0.6
Internal medicine (n = 126) 69 (24.6)
0.2
57 (23.7)
-0.2
Surgical specialities (n = 68) 13 (4.6)
-6.2
55 (22.8)
6.2
Gynaecology & Obstetrics (n = 31) 27 (9.6)
3.8
4 (1.7)
-3.8
Anaesthesiology (n = 40) 27 (9.6)
1.8
13 (5.4)
-1.8
Paediatrics (n = 44) 33 (6.3)
2.9
11 (4.6)
-2.9
Psychiatry (n = 25) 16 (5.7)
1.0
9 (3.7)
-1.0
Other specialities (n = 60) 23 (8.2)
-2.6
37 (15.4)
2.6
Not decided (n = 83) 47 (16.7)
0.6
36 (14.9)
0.6
  1. Chi-square = 65.14, df = 8, p < 0.001