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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 140 GP trainees and their learning styles

From: How learning style affects evidence-based medicine: a survey study

Characteristics   All trainees Accommodators Divergers Assimilators Convergers Mixed
Number of trainees n 140 26 19 47 28 20
Women % 71% 69% 53% 77% 82% 60%
Men   29% 31% 47% 23% 18% 40%
Age mean ± SD 29.3 ± 3.3 28.8 ± 2.4 30.6 ± 4.1 29.6 ± 3.8 28.8 ± 2.2 29.2 ± 3.6
Years since graduation median IQR 2 (1-3) 2 (1-3) 2 (2-3) 2 (1-3) 2 (1-3) 1 (0.25-2)
Research experience* % 28% 23% 16% 28% 33% 35%
Practice experience % 90% 92% 100% 92% 86% 80%
Course EBS* % 83% 77% 63% 89% 89% 90%
Course Critical
Appraisal*
% 38% 24% 37% 41% 43% 40%
Course EBM* % 12% 4% 11% 20% 7% 10%
  1. *Not included in Medical Science studies at Bachelor's or Master's level