Revealed: the specialty with the happiest registrars

Does getting paid more make a difference to trainees?

Obstetrics and gynaecology registrars appear to be the happiest among hospital-based specialist trainees, a new Australian study has found.

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A research team has drawn on seven years of data from the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) survey to determine factors associated with work satisfaction among trainee doctors.

More than 3500 registrars were asked: "Taking everything into consideration, how do you feel about your job?"

They responded using a five-level Likert scale: "very satisfied", "satisfied", "neutral",