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Table 1 Comparison between medical students and postgraduates about how much their CURRENT 'Internal Medicine' ward rounds cover the following competencies.

From: The learners' perspective on internal medicine ward rounds: a cross-sectional study

  Students
(n = 68)
Postgraduates
(n = 66)
 
Competencies Mean ± SD Mean ± SD p value*
Conveying medical knowledge 2.94 ± 0.97 2.81 ± 0.77 0.405
Teaching clinical skills 2.79 ± 0.95 2.16 ± 1.0 <0.001
Professional attitude 3.41 ± 0.93 3.26 ± 0.94 0.374
Communication skills 3.23 ± 0.88 3.45 ± 0.76 0.139
Clinical problem solving ability 3.36 ± 0.86 3.14 ± 0.81 0.123
Presentation skills 3.50 ± 0.92 3.0 ± 0.98 0.003
Approach towards patients 3.35 ± 0.93 3.35 ± 0.83 0.983
Management of patients 3.63 ± 0.78 3.80 ± 0.64 0.171
Ability to discuss problems logically 3.20 ± 0.89 3.25 ± 0.89 0.759
Medical ethics 2.95 ± 1.04 3.15 ± 1.03 0.266
Counseling 3.34 ± 0.97 3.57 ± 1.0 0.178
Bedside examination 2.79 ± 1.07 2.17 ± 1.10 0.001
Managerial skills 2.51 ± 0.98 2.87 ± 1.06 0.044
Leadership skills 2.70 ± 0.96 3.09 ± 0.99 0.025
  1. (Competencies rated on a scale of 1 - 5)
  2. *Statistical test conducted: Independent sample t-test