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Depressive symptoms, burnout, and declining medical career interest among undergraduate pre-medical students.

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Summary of "Depressive symptoms, burnout, and declining medical career interest among undergraduate pre-medical students."

To investigate the relationship between mental health issues and medical career interest among undergraduate premedical students, and to explore whether this association varies by gender.

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Name: International journal of medical education
ISSN: 2042-6372
Pages: 302-308

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