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Table 1 Characteristics of medical schools and respondents at the 3 study sites

From: Learning environment assessments of a single curriculum being taught at two medical schools 10,000 miles apart

   JHUSOM PUGSOM CUCMS
School Characteristics Location Baltimore, Maryland, USA Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  Year of first students 1893   2011   2005
  Program model M.D. M.D. M.B.B.S.
   Graduate-entry Graduate-entry School-leaver entry
  Private/public Private Public-private Private
  Curriculum Genes-to-Society, started 2009 Genes-to-Society, started 2011 Student-centered team-based learning, started 2005
  Buildings New 2009 Interim campus while permanent campus is constructed New 2005
Respondent Characteristics Response rate 100/120 (83 %) 24/24 (100 %) 79/83 (95 %)
  Age in years, mean (SD)a 23.8 (2.0) 25.3 (1.9) 20.6 (1.2)
  Male, n (%)b 50 (50 %) 7 (29 %) 34 (43 %)
  Ethnicity, n (%) White 54 (54 %) Malay 3 (12 %) Malay 69 (83 %)
   Asian 38 (38 %) Indian 6 (25 %) Indian 12 (15 %)
   Black 10 (10 %) Chinese 12 (50 %) Chinese 1 (1 %)
   Other 2 (2 %) Other 3 (12 %) Other 1 (1 %)
  1. aDifferences in age were significantly different at p < 0.01
  2. bDifferences in sex were not different, p = 0.196