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Table 2 Responses to statements about the relevance and utility of psychiatry

From: Medical students' views about an undergraduate curriculum in psychiatry before and after clinical placements

Statement Percentage of 4th year students who agreed n = 307 Percentage of 5th year students who agreed n = 197 p-value
Psychiatry placement is a valuable experience 92.2% 71.1% <0.001
Psychiatric knowledge is essential for my future career 84.7% 79.7% 0.15
Psychiatric knowledge is essential for a career in general practice 96.1% 98% 0.24
The presentation of psychiatric illness in general practice is important 91.5% 93.9% 0.32
General practice is a useful setting for learning psychiatry 91.5% 96.4% 0.03
The presentation of psychiatric illness in the general hospital is important 96.1% 94.9% 0.53
A medical ward is a useful setting for learning psychiatry 54.7% 60.4% 0.21