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Table 2 Categories and factors influencing participants’ perceptions of career development

From: General practitioner trainees’ career perspectives after COVID-19: a qualitative study in China

Categories Factors
1. Changes of GPs’ work content in COVID-19 Different responsibility of GPs in COVID-19
New roles of GPs in COVID-19
Increasing use of telemedicine
2. Challenges of being a GP Exhaustion due to medical workloads
Low income
Lack of resources in primary medical institutions
Distrust of GPs in society
3. Psychological changes of the career Feeling unsafe on the job
Inspiration by role models
Motivation by medical colleagues
4. How to provide better primary care Strengthening public health education
Improving medical skills
Self-protection in preventing infectious diseases
Construction of family doctor team and better co-operation
  1. GPs General Practitioners