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Table 2 Outcome of Students' Early Professional Contact Questionnaire (EPCQ)

From: Medical students' and facilitators' experiences of an Early Professional Contact course: Active and motivated students, strained facilitators

    Agree Disagree
Item Aspect Question 1 2 3 4 5
1 Seminars Seminars were stimulating and provided valuable knowledge 8 26 17 7 2
2 Confidence After this year, I feel increased confidence when meeting patients 26 26 6 2 0
3 Workload The workload has been too heavy in this course 0 3 9 13 35
4 Students contribution My facilitator has stimulated me to contribute with my own experiences, thoughts and knowledge 27 24 7 2 0
5 Demands The demands on me have been reasonable on this course 37 19 3 1 0
6 Expectations It was often hard to discover what I was expected to learn during this course 7 18 15 13 7
7 Group talks Our group talks has increased my understanding of what I have participated in 17 23 12 7 1
8 EPC day structure The structure of the EPC days has been good 6 37 11 6 0
9 EPC day tasks The tasks during EPC days have been important for my learning 13 19 18 8 2
10 Patients feelings I have practiced my perceiving and understanding of patients' feelings 17 22 15 6 0
11 Medical profession The course has given me valuable insight into medical profession and medical service 40 18 2 0 0
12 Students influence We students have had the opportunity to influence the content of EPC days 23 26 8 3 0
13 Feedback My facilitator has given me helpful feed-back in practical situations 19 20 13 5 3
14 Biomedical study motivation The course has increased my motivation for biomedical studies 23 24 9 2 2
15 Clinical skill I have trained observing patients' general health condition 8 26 14 8 4
16 Listening to students My facilitator has listened to us students, has been taking us seriously and reacting 36 15 8 1 0
17 Course leaders Course leaders have given us sufficient information 19 23 16 2 0
18 Inspiration The course has inspired me to the medical profession 37 15 7 1 0
19 Study guide The study guide has been useful for my studies during this course 0 1 14 15 30
20 Facilitators' effort My facilitator has worked hard to make the course interesting 31 21 2 6 0
21 Enjoyed course I have enjoyed this course 16 29 11 4 0
22 Seminars The discussions during seminars have been fruitful 5 24 22 4 5
23 Encouragement My facilitator has encouraged me in a number of ways 17 26 14 2 1
24 Interesting course EPC has been an interesting and valuable course 29 21 7 3 0
25 Training understanding experience I have trained my understanding of people's experience of health and illness 24 26 7 2 1
26 Student group My small student group has functioned well 39 16 2 1 2
27 Course aim The aim of the course EPC has been fulfilled 13 35 11 0 1
28 Course quality In general, I am satisfied with the quality of this course 28 25 5 1 1