Attitude of Medical Students about Migrating Abroad: A Cross Sectional Study

Khola Waheed Khan, Sadia Nadeem, Qurat ul Ain, Syeda Fatima Muhammad, Tajalee Zafar, Mehr-un- Nisa


Objective: To determine attitude of undergraduate medical student’s towards immigration, including preferred choice and reasons for immigration.
Study Design: Cross-Sectional Study.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was carried out on students of Wah Medical College, from January 2019 to June 2019.
Materials and Methods: All students at medical college were included in the sampling frame. A sample of 300 students was taken by random sampling using random number generator. A questionnaire was formulated comprising of two parts. The first part of questionnaire comprised of close ended  questions about the age of students their gender, year of education,  preferred choice for specialization, desire to migrate or not and preferred destination for migration The second part included reasons for migration and non-migration. The data was analyzed on SPSS version 21.
Results: Almost half of the students (48.3%) showed intention towards migration. Those who wanted to migrate, United Kingdom was the top choice (27.9%). Better job opportunities, family reasons and medical facilities were the most common reasons for migration while intention to serve the country, family issues and lack of financial resources were the main reasons to stay in the country.
Conclusion: Half of the students intend to migrate to other countries and favorite destination for work is United Kingdom.

Key Words:
Internal Medicine, Migration, Medical Graduates, Education, Specialization.

How to cite this:
Khan KW, Nadeem S, Qurat u lain, Muhammad SF, Zafar T, Nisa M.  Attitude of Medical Students about Migrating Abroad: A Cross Sectional Study. Life and Science. 2021; 2(2): 61-63  .  doi:

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