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Table 1 Profiles of new medical graduates: 2010, 2011 and 2012 batches

From: Thailand special recruitment track of medical students: a series of annual cross-sectional surveys on the new graduates between 2010 and 2012

Sample profiles 2010 2011 2012
Total number of respondents (% of response) 576 (37.2) 872 (59.0) 754 (44.9)
Mean age (SD) 24.3 (1.2) 24.3 (1.4) 24.1 (0.9)
Sex (%)    
  • Female 362 (63.1) 516 (61.4) 452 (60.5)
  •Male 212 (36.9) 324 (38.6) 295 (39.5)
Mode of admission (%)    
  • Normal track* 442 (76.9) 469 (56.0) 520 (69.2)
  • Special track** 133 (23.1) 369 (44.0) 232 (30.8)
Location of medical school (%)    
  • Bangkok*** 345 (65.8) 433 (56.3) 442 (61.5)
  • Outside Bangkok 179 (34.2) 336 (43.7) 277 (38.5)
Location of residence during ages 1 to 15 years old (%)    
  • Bangkok 240 (42.5) 227 (27.1) 282 (37.7)
  • Provincial city 190 (33.7) 345 (41.3) 286 (38.2)
  • Non-provincial city 134 (23.8) 264 (31.6) 180 (24.1)
Location of current residence (%)    
  • Bangkok 269 (47.2) 247 (29.4) 316 (42.4)
  • Provincial city 163 (28.6) 310 (37.0) 244 (32.8)
  • Non-provincial city 138 (24.2) 282 (33.6) 185 (24.8)
Location of secondary school (%)    
  • Bangkok 306 (53.2) 276 (33.0) 356 (48.0)
  • Provincial city 203 (35.3) 434 (52.0) 291 (39.3)
  • Non-provincial city 66 (11.5) 125 (15.0) 94 (12.7)
Education profile of parents (%)    
  • Neither mother nor father holds a bachelors degree 157 (28.2) 259 (31.4) 209 (27.9)
  • One or both parents holds a bachelor degree 400 (71.8) 566 (68.6) 540 (72.1)
  1. Note:
  2. *Normal track includes competitive national entrance examination and direct admission.
  3. **Special track includes Collaborative Project to Increase Production of Rural Doctors (CPIRD), One District One Doctor (ODOD), and other special quota.
  4. ***Refers to Bangkok Metropolitan Region including Bangkok and four neighboring provinces of SamutPrakan, SamutSongkham, Nonthaburi and Prathumtani, with more than 12 million population (20% of total).