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Table 1 UW Before- and after- rotation clinical competency scores

From: The Clinical Education Partnership Initiative: an innovative approach to global health education

Involvement in care of patients with:* Average score before rotation Average score during rotation Average difference in before/after p-value§
Advanced HIV 2.36 2.92 0.56 0.05
Tuberculosis 2.24 3.08 0.84 <0.01
Malaria 1.48 2.44 0.96 <0.01
Pediatric HIV 1.23 2.08 0.85 <0.01
Severe malnutrition 2.00 2.64 0.64 0.03
Neonatal sepsis 2.42 3.25 0.83 0.03
Neonatal asphyxia 1.42 2.92 1.50 <0.01
Severe diarrhea 1.73 2.36 0.63 0.01
Comfort with the following clinical skills:**
Diagnosing disease based on history, physical, and vital signs 3.16 3.56 0.40 0.08
Managing patients with limited resources 2.60 3.56 0.96 <0.01
Working effectively in hospital systems different from in the USA 2.58 3.46 0.88 <0.01
Use of clinical guidelines for management 2.58 3.75 1.17 <0.01
  1. *Scores based on a 5-point scale: 1 = 0 patients seen, 2 = 1-5 patients seen, 3 = 6-20 patients seen, 4 = 21-50 patients seen, 5 = Greater than 50 patients seen.
  2. **Scores based on a 5-point scale: 1 = Not at all, 2 = A little bit, 3 = Somewhat, 4 = Reasonably, 5 = Very.
  3. §P-values calculated from paired t-tests.