Career Aspirations and Apprehensions Regarding Medical Education Among First Year Medical Students in Delhi

Lal, Panna; Malhotra, Chetna; Nath, Anita; Malhotra, Rahul; Ingle, G. K.
July 2007
Indian Journal of Community Medicine;Jul2007, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p217
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study on the career aspirations and apprehensions concerning medical education among first year medical students in Delhi, India. The study was conducted among medical students of Maulana Azad Medical College during their preadmission check-up. Majority or 74.6% cited serving the sick and society as their reason for opting for medical profession. 21.7% of them were apprehensive regarding the long period of study course.


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