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Table 2 Pearson correlations between the number of patients encountered during clerkship and OSCE score, GPA

From: Could clinical experience during clerkship enhance students’ clinical performance?

   History taking Physical examination PPI Total score
IM (Hx) r 0.053 0.016 0.142 0.090
IM (P/E) r 0.122 0.090 0.189 0.148
GS (Hx) r 0.194 0.230 0.190 0.224
GS (P/E) r 0.249 0.242 0.269 0.278
OBGY (Hx) r 0.125 0.013 0.178 0.133
OBGY (P/E) r 0.083 -0.030 0.161 0.102
Ped (Hx) r 0.050 0.037 0.164 0.089
Ped (P/E) r 0.085 0.076 0.195 0.132
Psychiatry (Hx) r 0.033 0.049 0.109 0.071
Psychiatry (P/E) r 0.147 0.172 0.308 0.245
OS (Hx) r 0.105 -0.006 0.081 0.072
OS (P/E) r 0.074 -0.118 0.041 -0.003
EM (Hx) r 0.120 0.105 0.194 0.166
EM (P/E) r 0.116 0.073 0.202 0.156
Total (Hx) r 0.156 0.119 0.238* 0.198
  p 0.148 0.174 0.036 0.095
Total (P/E) r 0.227* 0.160 0.336* 0.274*
  p 0.045 0.148 <.0001 0.0105
GPA r 0.271* 0.314* 0.244* 0.330*
  p 0.001 0.0003 0.005 0.0001
  1. IM, internal medicine; GS, surgery; OBGY, obstetrics and gynecology; Ped, pediatrics; OS, orthopedics; EM, emergency medicine; Hx, history taking; P/E, physical examination; PPI, physician-patient interaction.
  2. r = correlation coefficient.
  3. p = adjusted p-value by Hochberg’s step up method.
  4. *A p-value < .05 was considered statistically significant.