Is general practice becoming less attractive to medical students? Here’s what new data tell us

General practice still beats out surgery in students' first preferences.
Professor Richard Murray.

“The most terrifying statistic in healthcare” has become a little scarier, with another fall in the percentage of medical students whose first-choice specialty is general practice.

When the Minister for Health and Aged Care made that comment, the latest data on medical students’ intentions suggested 13.6% viewed general practice as their preferred specialty.