Surgery students: Keen for cash and prestige

Male, money-hungry, and keen for prestige: these are the traits that tend to propel medical students toward a career in surgery, an Australian study shows.

Researchers surveyed more than 2000 medical students, including 92 Australians, on a range of factors including their intended specialty and their motivations for pursuing a medical career.

The 383 keen on surgery were more likely to

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