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Table 1 Specialty aspired to in junior academics (n = 41) and in participants aspiring to another career in medicine (n = 363) according to gender

From: Academic career in medicine – requirements and conditions for successful advancement in Switzerland

  Academic career Other career in medicine
  Females
n (%)
Males
n (%)
Females
n (%)
Males
n (%)
Specialty aspired to     
- Primary Care 0 0 29 (14.7) 20 (12.0)
- Internal Medicine 1 (11.1) 6 (18.8) 56 (28.5) 48 (29.0)
- Surgery 3 (33.4) 12 (37.5) 11 (5.6) 30 (18.1)
- Gynecology 0 0 25 (12.7) 1 (0.6)
- Anesthesiology 1 (11.1) 1 (3.1) 18 (9.1) 16 (9.6)
- Pediatrics 2 (22.2) 4 (12.5) 23 (11.7) 5 (3.0)
- Psychiatry 0 0 15 (7.6) 10 (6.0)
- Other specialty 2 (22.2) 5 (15.6) 15 (7.6) 27 (16.3)
- no clinical field 0 4 (12.5) 5 (2.5) 9 (5.4)
Total 9 (100.0) 32 (100.0) 197 (100.0) 166 (100.0)
  1. No computation of significance possible because of too small cell sizes.