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Table 3 Average student scores for how well the degree program or final year project equipped them with the seven attributes identified by this study.

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

Attribute Degree Average (± standard error) Project Average (± standard error) t df Sig (2-tailed)
Inquiring mind/curiosity 2.94 ± 0.081 3.35 ± 0.073 3.75 205 0.001
Core knowledge 3.28 ± 0.072 2.88 ± 0.10 -3.20 206 0.002
Critical appraisal 2.74 ± 0.077 3.16 ± 0.082 3.73 206 0.001
Understanding of the evidence base for professional practice 2.81 ± 0.82 2.98 ± 0.97 1.26 206 0.209
Understanding of ethics and governance 2.51 ± 0.13 3.01 ± 0.85 -3.20 206 0.001
Ability to work in a team 3.13 ± 0.092 1.62 ± 0.14 -9.17 207 0.001
Ability to communicate 3.13 ± 0.09 3.12 ± 0.09 0.02 208 0.985
  1. Student scores for whether the degree program or final year project equipped them with the seven attributes (mean ± standard error). Independent samples t-tests show whether the degree program or final year project scored higher for any particular attribute.