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Table 2 Characteristics of participants

From: Young medical doctors’ perspectives on professionalism: a qualitative study conducted in public hospitals in Pakistan

Characteristics Punjab Sindh Azad Jammu & Kashmir
Age
 24 to 32 years 10 10 10
 33 to 40 years 10 10 10
Gender
 Male 10 10 10
 Female 10 10 10
Highest qualificationa
 MBBS 4 4 4
 FCPS1 4 4 4
 FCPS2 4 4 4
 Diploma 4 4 4
 Others 4 4 4
Service level
 House officer 4 4 4
 Medical officer 4 4 4
 PG trainee 4 4 4
 Senior registrar 4 4 4
 Specialist 4 4 4
Service lengthb
 Less than 7 years 12 9 13
 7 to 12 years 8 11 7
Department
 Outpatient 7 8 7
 In-admission 6 6 7
 Emergency and accidents 7 6 6
  1. a Qualified in Pakistan are selected. Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) are not recruited
  2. b Average age of completing MBBS (MD) is 23 to 25. This experience includes one year of house job