Table 2.

All free-text reasons for leaving jobs

Early graduates
  • Moved to work in education full time

  • Poorly staffed and very high stress levels

  • Clinic closed

  • Opportunity available at general practice surgery that I knew I always wanted to work at eventually

  • Wanted a job closer to home

Recent graduates
  • Resigned: wanted a new career challenge/development

  • Was offered another physician associate job in a different specialty

  • Rotation to another department within the trust to complete the duration of fixed-term contract (planned)

  • Commuting issues