Dentistry students' reasons for choosing dentistry as a career in Damascus University
RésuméThis cross-sectional questionnaire survey assessed the motives for choosing dentistry as a profession among dentistry students at Damascus University, Syrian Arab Republic. A total of 408 undergraduate students [233 males and 175 females] aged 18-23 years were selected randomly from students in the second, third and fourth years of dentistry study. They completed a questionnaire that enquired about their reasons for studying dentistry as well as their sociodemographic characteristics. The number of admissions in females had increased over the 3 years. Most parents of the students were university-educated. The main motivation for choosing dentistry was as a means to achieve personal goals, including getting a good job abroad, having financial independence, and attaining a good reputation. There were significant differences between the sexes with regard to the reasons for choosing dentistry
Mashlah, A.M. (2012). Dentistry students' reasons for choosing dentistry as a career in Damascus University. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (5), 508-514, 2012 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118269
RevueEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (5), 508-514, 2012
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