Annales de Biologie Clinique


Evolution of attractiveness of Medical Biology to medical students in 2022 Volume 80, issue 6, November-December 2022


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1 Syndicat Les biologistes médicaux
2 Fédération nationale des Syndicats d’internes en pharmacie et biologie médicale
3 Centre hospitalier de Gonesse, laboratoire de biologie médicale, France.
4 Syndicat national des biologistes des hôpitaux
5 Normandie Univ, UNIROUEN, Inserm U1245 et CHU Rouen, Department of Genetics and reference center for developmental disorders, FHU-G4 génomique, Rouen
Correspondance : K. Cassinari

Since 2010, the postgraduate training diploma in laboratory medicine has experienced a strong decline in its attractiveness to French medical students. This work aims to objectify and quantify this decline between 2004 and 2021. To do so, we have carried out an analyze of the trend to choose laboratory medicine after the national ranking review performed by all French students. Then, we have also compiled the data on the right to change one’s mind and final quits from laboratory medicine postgraduate training. The laboratory medicine reform has led to deep changes in its organization. The accreditation requirements, the laboratories grouping, as well as the financialization of this activity have strongly changed the work of laboratory physician and impacted its attractiveness for the young generations.