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Table 1 Comparison of demographic data and research experience in medical school for respondents in second and fourth year medical school

From: A survey on the attitudes towards research in medical school

  2nd Year Students N = 185 4th Year Students N = 142 P value for trend
Age (SD) 25.2 (1.28) 26.7 (1.8) <0.001
Graduate degrees 24% 18% 0.22
Primary interest in family medicine 27% 28% 0.80
Never presented research in medical school 58% 30% 0.001
Significant involvement in research projects 19% 29% 0.0002
Interested in a "competitive" residency 43% 47% 0.68
No involvement in research projects 49% 14% 0.0004
Anticipate a good understanding of research methodology 23% 36% 0.10