Table 2

Percentages and numbers of respondents who specified psychiatry as their first, second or third choice of eventual career at one and three years after graduation, 1974-2000

Cohort Percentages choosing psychiatry Numbers choosing psychiatry
Year 1 Year 3 Year 1 Year 3
Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total
Numbers of respondents were 12 075 (men) and 9770 (women) in year 1 and 10 018 (men) and 7723 (women) in year 3.
1.Third-year choices not yet available for graduates of 2000.
1974 8.7 11.7 9.5 5.4 8.2 6.2 123 62 185 58 34 92
1977 7.3 10.8 8.5 5.5 11.4 7.5 129 94 223 85 90 175
1980 7.4 8.2 7.7 7.2 8.4 7.6 137 83 220 131 86 217
1983 8.8 12.5 10.3 6.8 10.7 8.3 168 158 326 123 130 253
1993 7.4 7.8 7.6 5.4 7.6 6.5 96 103 199 75 106 181
1996 7.2 6.7 7.0 6.8 6.2 6.5 101 103 204 86 90 176
1999 6.6 7.4 7.0 5.1 8.1 6.8 77 116 193 57 118 175
2000 6.3 5.8 6.0 N/A1 N/A1 N/A1 83 97 180 N/A1 N/A1 N/A1
Total 7.6 8.4 7.9 6.1 8.5 7.2 914 816 1730 615 654 1269