Money isn't everything in medicine - Gen Y survey

The General Practice Registrars Australia report, published today, also said medical students were aware that general practice was seen as a “lesser” specialty but were attracted to rural general practice anyway because of the “excitement” and “challenges” associated with it.

The report, Dr wYse: The Next Generation, based on an online survey of 609 medical students and recent graduates, plus three focus groups, found that contrary to the common belief that doctors choose their specialty based on income, a salary differential of up to $30,000