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Table 1 Foundation year 1 doctors' self confidence ratings for core competencies prior to (retrospective) and current (final 4 weeks) of F1 training.

From: Towards a Formative Assessment of Classroom Competencies (FACCs) for postgraduate medical trainees

Core competency Confidence prior to undertaking FY1 (mean, SD) Confidence at end of FY1 (mean S.D.) Paired t-test, p-value 95% CI
Venous cannulation 6.7 (3.0) 9.8 (0.5) <0.0001 1.8–4.5
Arterial blood gases 6.3 (3.3) 9.7 (0.5) <0.0001 1.9–4.9
Prescribing 4.6 (2.1) 9.5 (0.6) <0.001 4.0–5.9
Male catheterisation 5.2 (2.9) 8.9 (1.7) <0.001 2.4–5.0
ECG 7.6 (1.9) 9.0 (2.0) 0.014 0.3–2.5
Venesection 8.1 (2.3) 9.9 (0.3) 0.003 0.7–2.9
Intermediate Life support 3.2 (2.6) 7.1 (2.5) <0.001 2.8–5.1
Nasogastric tube insertion 5.2 (2.9) 9.3 (1.2) <0.001 2.6–5.6
  1. Range of scores from Likert scale 1–10 where 1 = no confidence and 10 = confident, no concerns. N = 18.