As many as a third of medical students do not get a good medical job at their schools, according to a new report.
In a survey of more than 4,000 medical students at U.S. medical schools, nearly a third said they do not receive enough training in the basics of medicine, according for the report by the American Medical Association.
They are also likely to be discouraged by their schools about career opportunities and the shortage of medical professionals.
As a result, many medical students are left without a clear path to medical career success, the report said.
The survey also found that about a third have little or no experience in emergency medicine, a specialty in which the medical profession has historically performed best.
And nearly half said they would consider taking a medical career seriously only if it were an area in which they had some “discoveries.”
The AMA report said that even with these limitations, medical students should still consider applying for a job in medicine.
It said that the current medical school environment is conducive to getting good training in clinical and radiology, the two areas in which medical school is most important.
However, it said the shortage and lack of experience in clinical radiology and clinical medicine are also hindering students in the other two areas.