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Table 3 Contrasting the proportion of students who rated the teaching of the items from the core curriculum as excellent or good (highest versus lowest ranked practices).

From: Student evaluation of a primary care clerkship: quality assurance and identification of potential for improvement

  Top Practices Bottom Practices All Practices
  Practice 44 Practice 82 Practice 43 Practice 108  
  9* 8* 20* 10* 695
Characteristic (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)
recognition of frequent diseases 100** 100 45 50 88
prescriptions of medicine 100 100 30 40 72
preventive medicine 89 87 40 20 65
screening 100 75 70 40 68
vaccinations 100 100 65 40 71
family medicine 78 100 30 20 65
home visits 100 87 80 30 79
communication skills 100 100 75 40 87
patient expectations 88 100 80 50 84
caring for chronic patients 88 87 50 10 78
Physical examination 100 100 65 20 73
collaboration with specialists 88 100 20 10 58
average 94 93 54 31 74
Cronbach's alpha 0.86 0.83 0.92 0.94 0.91
  1. * Number of students who evaluated the practice
  2. ** Bold: above average evaluation