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Table 2 The plans to train abroad of pre-final and final-year students in five Lebanese Medical Schools in 2005 (N = 425; response rate 74%)

From: Post-graduation migration intentions of students of Lebanese medical schools: a survey study

   n (%)
Plan to train abroad (N = 425) No 19 (4.5)
  Yes, for specialty training 330 (77.6)
  Yes, for subspecialty training 76 (17.9)
Preferred training country (N = 406) Canada 17 (4.2)
  France 49 (12.1)
  UK 31 (7.6)
  US 301 (74.1)
Post abroad training plan (N = 406) * Return directly to Lebanon 102 (25.1)
  Work abroad < 5 years then return 142 (35.0)
  Work abroad 5–10 years then return 90 (22.2)
  Work abroad > 10 years then return 27 (6.7)
  Never return 43 (10.6)
  1. * missing n = 2;