Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Dr Dorsey and colleagues1 found that lifestyle was a stronger predictor of
recent changes in US medical students' career choice than were duration of
residency training, anticipated income, and work hours. Although the authors
found that student interest in anesthesiology appeared to increase dramatically
during the past 6 years, this may be explained by other factors they did not
include in their statistical model.
Schrock C. Lifestyle as a Factor in Medical Students' Career Choices—Reply. JAMA. 2003;290(22):2940-2942. doi:10.1001/jama.290.22.2940-a