Table 4

Percentages and numbers of doctors from each medical school who specified psychiatry as their first choice of career at the end of the first and third years after graduation

Clinical medical school Percentages choosing psychiatry Numbers choosing psychiatry
Year 1 Year 3 Year 1 Year 3
1974-1983 1993-2000 1974-1983 1993-2000 1974-1983 1993-2000 1974-1983 1993-2000
Total numbers of respondents were 10 596 (1974-1983) and 11 249 (1993-2000) in year 1 and 9702 (1974-1983) and 8039 (1993-2000) in year 3. The medical school is unknown in year 1, for two respondents from the 2000 cohort and in year 3 for one respondent from the 1993 cohort, therefore these respondents have been excluded from the table. Third-year choices are not yet available for graduates of 2000.
Birmingham 4.1 4.5 7.6 5.2 20 22 33 19
Bristol 5.7 2.0 5.5 2.4 22 8 20 7
Cambridge 2.9 3.1 3.0 3.4 4 10 4 8
Leeds 4.4 2.3 7.2 3.8 17 11 26 13
Leicester 8.5 3.6 11.6 4.7 10 14 13 13
Liverpool 4.3 7.2 4.6 8.9 18 30 18 28
Manchester 4.6 3.5 3.9 4.2 34 27 25 22
Newcastle 4.7 4.4 7.6 2.8 18 19 27 9
Nottingham 5.0 2.9 6.0 2.9 10 12 12 9
Oxford 4.4 4.9 2.9 3.5 10 15 6 8
Sheffield 3.8 4.0 5.6 5.0 14 19 19 15
Southampton 4.7 4.2 6.6 5.9 11 16 15 16
Imperial College 3.8 3.3 3.3 3.0 32 24 26 16
King's College 3.2 4.2 3.7 3.6 33 34 35 20
Queen Mary & Westfield 3.3 5.1 3.9 4.4 25 28 26 18
St George's 6.7 5.4 5.9 6.8 14 21 11 19
University College London 4.4 5.8 4.9 5.8 46 45 46 31
Aberdeen 5.2 5.4 5.8 4.5 18 20 19 12
Dundee 2.2 3.8 4.8 4.6 7 13 14 11
Edinburgh 4.8 6.1 5.3 9.3 24 36 23 38
Glasgow 5.1 4.1 5.0 6.3 36 23 32 27
Wales 1.9 4.4 3.5 3.5 8 20 13 11
Belfast 4.1 5.1 5.3 5.6 14 21 17 17
Total 4.2 4.3 5.0 4.8 445 488 480 387