The Association between Postgraduate Studies, Gender and Qualifying Dental School for Graduates Qualifying from UK Dental Schools between 2000 and 2009Report as inadecuate


The Association between Postgraduate Studies, Gender and Qualifying Dental School for Graduates Qualifying from UK Dental Schools between 2000 and 2009


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School of Oral and Dental Sciences, Bristol Dental Hospital, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol, BS1 2LY, UK





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Academic Editors: Claude Jaquiéry and Patrick R. Schmidlin

Abstract Various factors will influence a dental graduate’s decision to undertake postgraduate education and training, including encouragement from family, partners and staff at individual dental schools, although there is currently little information available regarding the number and distribution by dental school of recent dental graduates undertaking postgraduate studies. The aim of this study was to analyse data on postgraduate qualifications achieved by dentists who graduated from UK dental schools between 2000 and 2009 and relate this to graduate gender. Data were collected from the General Dental Council GDC in an anonymous electronic format, analysed and ordered by year of graduation, dental school, gender and type of postgraduate qualification. Nearly one-quarter 24% of the dentists that graduated between 2000 and 2004 completed postgraduate studies, with more females 26% than males 23% obtaining further postgraduate qualifications. Overall, Bristol produced the largest proportion of graduates completing postgraduate study 39% and of these the largest proportion of female graduates 45%. Glasgow produced the largest proportion of male graduates completing postgraduate study 37%. Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery MFDS, one of the Royal Colleges, was the most popular postgraduate qualification obtained followed by Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners UK MFGDP. This study provides insight into postgraduate studies undertaken by UK dental graduates. An increasing proportion of females are gaining Bachelor of Dental Surgery BDS qualifications and therefore the number of female dental graduates obtaining postgraduate qualifications is likely to increase further. This also suggests the male domination of the dental profession is likely to decrease. View Full-Text

Keywords: UK; postgraduate; qualification; study UK; postgraduate; qualification; study





Author: James Puryer * , Joanna Selby, Joshua Layton, Jonathan Sandy and Anthony Ireland

Source: http://mdpi.com/



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