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How and why do French medical students choose the specialty of infectious and tropical diseases? A national cross-sectional study
BMC Medical Education
Background Infectious and tropical diseases (ID) physicians are needed now more than ever to tackle existing and emerging global threats. However, in many countries, ID is not recognized as a qualifying specialty. The creation of ID residency in 2017 in France offers the opportunity to know how and why the specialty is chosen by medical students. Methods We first analyzed the choice of specialty of all French medical students in 2017 and 2018 according to their rank at the national exam thatdoi:10.1186/s12909-020-02317-9 pmid:33129325 fatcat:4d5bt5qzzjeddddpgdhvrteszi