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Table 3 Post-training plans (number of years abroad) and the chosen country of abroad training 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

Training Country Return directly after training Abroad < 5 years Abroad 5–10 years Abroad > 10 years Abroad Indefinitely Total
Canada 6 (35.3%) 2 (11.8%) 4 (23.5%) 0 (0%) 5 (29.4%) 17 (100%)
France 26 (53.1%) 14 (28.6%) 2 (4.1%) 1 (2.0%) 6 (12.2%) 49 (100%)
UK 11 (35.5%) 9 (29.0%) 3 (9.7%) 4 (12.9%) 4 (12.9%) 31 (100%)
US 58 (9.4%) 111 (37.1%) 81 (27.1%) 22 (7.4%) 27 (9.0%) 299 (100%)
Other 1 (12.5%) 6 (75.0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (12.5%) 8 (100%)
Total (% of all respondents) 102 (25.2%) 142 (35.1%) 90 (22.3%) 27 (6.7%) 43 (10.6%) 404 (100%)
  1. % within country of training across rows (i.e. only percentages across rows add up to 100%)