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Table 3 Short and long-term medical elective discipline preferences of German-speaking medical students between 2016 and 2020: An overview.

From: German-speaking medical students on international electives: an analysis of popular elective destinations and disciplines

Discipline Short-term elective Long-term elective Total
Anaesthesiology 27 17 44
Angiology 1 0 1
Cardiology 11 9 20
Cardiovascular Surgery 4 19 23
Dermatology 2 4 6
Emergency Medicine 26 10 36
Endocrinology 1 3 4
Forensic Medicine 0 1 1
Gastroenterology 3 7 10
General Medicine 3 0 3
General Surgery 32 294 326
Geriatrics 2 0 2
Gynaecology and Obstetrics 24 15 39
Haematology 2 6 8
Infectiology 5 3 8
Internal Medicine 18 98 116
Nephrology 1 5 6
Neurology 16 7 23
Neurosurgery 3 2 5
Ophthalmology 3 2 5
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1 0 1
Orthopaedics 12 15 27
Otorhinolaryngology 6 1 7
Paediatric Surgery 2 5 7
Paediatrics 13 11 24
Plastic Surgery 7 19 26
Pneumology 1 2 3
Psychosomatic Medicine 1 0 1
Radiology and Neuroradiology 5 6 11
Rheumatology 0 2 2
Thoracic Surgery 0 2 2
Trauma Surgery 3 25 28
Tropical Medicine 4 0 4
Urology 5 5 10
Visceral Surgery 2 15 17
Total 246 610 856