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Table 2 Characteristics of UK and Irish medical schools (n = 23) included within the interview sample

From: Are medical educators following General Medical Council guidelines on obesity education: if not why not?

Characteristic of medical school Number of medical schools (%)
Century established  
1400–1899 11 (47.83)
1900–1999 7 (30.43)
2000-present 5 (21.74)
Entry level for course  
School leavers only 8 (34.78)
Graduates only 1 (4.35)
Both school leavers and graduates 14 (60.87)
Intake per year  
1–150 7 (30.43)
151–300 8 (34.78)
301-450 8 (34.78)
Medical school course description*  
Predominantly didactic 10 (43.49)
Predominantly PBL 5 (21.74)
Hybrid PBL/didactic 8 (34.78)
  1. * Classifications of Medical school curriculum type were derived from the most recently published GMC QUABME documents (http://www.gmc-uk.org/education/medical_school_reports_full_list.asp) or where this information was not available, course description on University websites were used.