GP trainees 'less confident' about career choice than other registrars

Researchers have blamed the limited exposure to general practice in pre-vocational training

A third of GPs experienced second thoughts about their choice of specialty at the beginning of their registrar training, and a quarter were not completely certain after attaining fellowship, a survey suggests.

Young doctors

Researchers have blamed doctors' limited exposure to general practice during pre-vocational training for part of the problem.

It follows a survey of 775 doctors who graduated from the University of Queensland over the past two decades on their levels of “career certainty” at five