Med dropouts due to depression, finances

An online survey of 475 medical students conducted by researchers at the University of Sydney found 21% had seriously considered dropping out of their course in the past 12 months, with the main reasons being financial (29%), depression (15%), and doubts whether medicine was the right course decision (17%).

In the study, published in the journal Australasian Psychiatry, authors reported that “the ‘service’ most strongly endorsed by students in our study was