Table 3: Career choice in plastic surgery.
(a) Encouraging factors for a career in plastic surgery

OptionsMcGill % ()Birmingham % ()χ2, valueNon-medical staff % ()χ2, value

Patient interaction27.78 (20)42.11 (72)4.42, 42.26 (71)NS
Clinical diversity61.11 (44)63.16 (108)NS34.52 (58)31.23,
Research15.28 (11)11.69 (20)NS22.62 (38)NS
Specialised skills84.72 (61)59.64 (102)14.42, 77.98 (131)5.79,

(b) Discouraging factors for a career in plastic surgery

OptionsMcGill % ()Birmingham % ()χ2, valueNon-medical staff % ()χ2, value

Long working hours45.83 (33)52.05 (89)NS32.14 (54)13.27,
Lack of interest68.06 (49)64.32 (110)NS67.26 (113)NS
Long training54.17 (39)59.65 (102)NS38.1 (64)15.78,
Working with other specialists1.40 (1)2.34 (4)NS4.17 (7)NS

Note. NS = not significant, .