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Table 1 Average rankings for attributes from professional and research standpoints

From: Graduate attributes in the disciplines of Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine: a survey of expert opinions

Professional standpoint Research standpoint
Attribute Average rank (± standard error) Attribute Average rank (± standard error)
Core knowledge 1.33 ± 0.33 Inquiring mind/curiosity 1.8 ± 0.58
Critical appraisal 3.67 ± 1.76 Core knowledge 3.25 ± 1.60
Understanding of the evidence base for practice 3.67 ± 1.76 Critical appraisal 3.4 ± 0.93
Inquiring mind/curiosity 4.67 ± 1.86 Understanding of the evidence base for practice 4.0 ± 2.12
Ability to communicate 5.0 ± 3.51 Ability to work in a team 4.33 ± 1.76
Ability to work in a team 5.33 ± 2.60 Understanding of ethics and governance 4.4 ± 1.44
Understanding of ethics and governance 5.67 ± 0.88 Ability to communicate 5.25 ± 2.72
Appreciate the need for continuing professional development 7.67 ± 3.76 A broad understanding of research methods 5.8 ± 1.53
IT skills 9 ± 1.15 Appreciate the need for continuing professional development 6.0 ± 3.11
   Ability to generate research data 7.0 ± 3.06
  1. Average ranking for graduate attributes selected by at least three of the five symposium breakout groups for inclusion into their lists from a professional career or a research career standpoint (mean ± standard error).