The Irish Medical Career Tracking Study MedTrack,
funded by the HRB and conducted by the RCSI, is Ireland’s first longitudinal medical career tracking study, aiming to ascertain, analyse and track the career intentions and decisions of Irish medical graduates.
In 2016-17, we conducted a baseline survey of all Final Med students’ career intentions (66% response rate among Irish / EU nationals) and obtained their consent for follow-up.
In June 2018, we did a follow-up survey of these respondents in their final month of internship to ascertain their migration and specialty intentions, and to analyse associated factors
In January-February 2018, we conducted a survey of 1,148 NCHDs (trainees and non-trainees) to measure the costs to them of postgraduate training, to ascertain their migration intentions and to analyse associated factors.