Cerrahpaşa Medical Journal



İ.Ü. İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Halk Sağlığı Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul


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Cerrahpasa Med J 2001; 32: 91-96
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Background and Design.- The aim of this study was to show the role of having a physician in family on entering to the medical school. The study has been performed by a questionnaire, which were answered by the students who entered to medical school in the year 1998.1999. All of the entering class students were enrolled to the study. Gender, having physician in the family or among close relatives, parental and personal attitudes on entering to medical school were asked. In the data analyzing of the study chi.square test and rates were used.

Results.- 59.6 % of the students were male and 40.4 % were female. 39.7 % of the total have a physician in family or among close relatives. Having a physician relative is higher among the female students than male students. Parental effects on selecting medical school are higher on the male students than female students. Selecting medical education with self decision is high on both sexes, but this situation is higher among female students than male students.

Conclusion.- Although there is a significant statistical difference in the number of male and female students, our findings suggest as in literature that number of female students coming closer to male students in medical education. We have doubt that how this change will effect the physician distribution in Turkey in future. There are nonsignificant differences between the students having physician relatives on both sexes. But finding the number of students high in the group of not having any physician in family or among close relatives suggest that, having a physician in family or among close relatives has no influence on selecting medical education.

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