• Vol. 38 No. 3, 286–286
  • 15 March 2009

First-year Medical Students’ Attitudes Towards the Elderly in Singapore and Clinical Specialty Preferences



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I read with interest the study done by Chua and colleagues1 on the attitudes of first-year medical students towards older adults and their willingness to consider a career in Geriatric medicine (GRM). It was a survey of a cohort of 250 first-year medical students prior to any clinical exposure at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and their attitudes were measured on the UCLA Geriatrics Attitude Scale.

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