Investigating the international immigration tendency of intern doctors in Turkiye and related factors
More details
Hide details
Public Health Department, Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Türkiye
Canakkale Yenice State Hospital, Türkiye
Publication date: 2023-04-27
Popul. Med. 2023;5(Supplement):A677
Background and Objective: In the last decade, immigrating to developed countries has been a popular topic among young doctors in Turkiye. In the beginning of 2022, the Discussions about doctors’ immigration were in the focus of national media. However, there was a clear lack of scientific data. This study aimed to investigate the tendencies of intern doctors towards international immigration, and to determine the factors that may induce a desire to immigrate. methods 206 intern doctors that were reached through social media, participated in the study by filling the online form between March 1 - 21, 2022. The form included questions about descriptive features, Attitude Towards Brain Drain Scale(ATBDS) and the Beck Hopelessness Scale(BHS). Results: 82.0% of participants were exposed to verbal violence while working, 6.3% were exposed to both verbal and physical violence. 85.9% wanted to work abroad, 74.5% of these participants made this decision during their clinical training. 64.6% of the participants were planning to take board exams abroad. Most of the participants wanted to take board exams of United Kingdom (64.6%), followed by United States (37.6%), Germany (15.8%) and Canada (12.78%). The mean of BHS scores was found to be 9,13(SD=4,31). ATBDS scores were found to be higher in the intern doctors who have been exposed to physical violence, who have a history of being abroad, who are currently taking or have plans to take a foreign language course, who want to work abroad, who have plans to take foreign residency exams and who do not plan to take residency entrance exam in Turkiye (p
Journals System - logo
Scroll to top