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Table 2 Experience of loss before the course

From: Medical students’ experience of personal loss: incidence and implications

Students reporting losses prior to starting to study medicine
   Numbers of students reporting loss prior to start of course
   Loss in previous 12 months Loss >12 months previously Total
Participants entering core science component 2007-2010
Participants answering Year 1 n =668 108 94 202
Participants answering first time in Years 2 & 3 n =57 3 2 5
All participants n = 725 111 (15.3%) 96 (13.2%) 207 (28.5%)
Participants entering clinical component 2007-2009
All participants n = 295 22 (7.5%) 7 (2.4%) 29 (9.8%)
Participants entering core science component 2007–2010 and clinical component 2007-2009
All participants n =1020 133 (13.0%) 103 (10.1%) 236 (23.1%)