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Table 3 Percentage of respondents* who specified that their medical schools had not prepared them well (and denominator numbers, N)

From: Views of junior doctors about whether their medical school prepared them well for work: questionnaire surveys

Year 1/characteristic   N Clinical knowledge Clinical procedures Admin Interpersonal skills Demands**
  All 5863 17.9 31.5 33.8 2.8 24.2
Cohort 2000 - - - - - -
  2002 2750 18.6 36.71 34.9 2.4 26.31
  2005 3113 17.3 26.91 32.9 2.1 22.41
Sex Male 2255 18.1 29.61 37.91 2.8 19.21
  Female 3608 17.8 32.71 31.31 1.9 27.31
Ethnicity White 4206 17.7 30.9 32.9 1.91 23.21
  Non white 1604 18.5 32.9 36.2 3.21 26.91
Intercalated Yes 2481 16.8 31.5 34.3 2.3 23.4
degree No 3324 18.9 31.5 33.6 2.2 24.9
Graduate Yes 603 19.1 30.5 30.5 2.2 24.0
entrant No 5222 17.8 31.6 34.2 2.3 24.2
Year 3/characteristic   N Clinical knowledge Clinical procedures Admin Interpersonal skills Demands*
  All 7795 23.7 42.7 32.4ns 4.2 30.7
Cohort 2000 2929 22.31 44.5 33.71,ns 5.01 32.31
  2002 2321 22.11 40.8 25.91 3.01,ns 26.21,ns
  2005 2545 26.61 42.3 36.81 4.21 33.01
Sex Male 3107 24.1 40.11 36.51,ns 5.01 24.41
  Female 4688 23.4 44.31 29.61,ns 3.61 34.81
Ethnicity White 5371 24.0 43.1 30.91,ns 3.21 28.91
  Non white 1801 22.9 42.4 35.91,ns 6.71 35.51
Intercalated Yes 2993 22.21 42.2 33.91,ns 4.7 30.6
degree No 4160 24.91 43.3 30.8ns 3.6 30.3
Graduate Yes 715 21.1ns 39.6 26.21,ns 2.5ns 26.7ns
entrant No 6461 24.0 43.3 32.91,ns 4.2 30.9
  1. * Percentages of respondents who expressed an opinion about the statement 'Experience at medical school prepared me well for jobs I have undertaken so far.' We received replies to these questions from some respondents who had agreed, overall, with the statement on preparedness. We included these replies in our analysis of the specific aspects of feeling unprepared.
  2. ** Physical, emotional and mental demands.
  3. 1 Significant difference (at 0.01 level) within year 1, or within year 3, for each characteristic
  4. All differences between corresponding cells in year 1 and year 3 were significant, except those marked ns