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Table 1 Characteristics of participating physicians

From: Teaching cardiac auscultation to trainees in internal medicine and family practice: Does it work?

  All Study group
N 20 10
Age (yrs) 33.5 ± 7 32.3 ± 4.5
Postgraduate training 4.4 ± 2.5 3.9 ± 2.5
(internal medicine 2.9 ± 1.6 2.7 ± 2)
Importance attributed to physical examination(1–4) 3.3 ± 0.6 3.4 ± 0.7
Self-assessment (1–3) 2.0 ± 1 2.2 ± 1
Participation in specific training (hours)   14.6 ± 5.1
+ 2 EXPERTS (VERY EXPERIENCED CARDIOLOGISTS)   
  1. "study group" = physicians having participated in the five-month training program Plus-minus values are means ± SD. No statistical significance was found.