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Table 3 Countries of candidates’ primary medical qualification: Scores on Hofstede’s cultural dimensions relative to Great Britain (Source: http://www.geerthofstede.eu/dimension-data-matrix)

From: Exploring cultural and linguistic influences on clinical communication skills: a qualitative study of International Medical Graduates

  PDI relative IDV relative MAS relative UAI relative
Great Britain 35 0 89 0 66 0 35 0
Arab speaking countries (Egypt, Iraq, UAE) 80 45 38 -51 53 -13 68 33
India 77 42 48 -41 56 -10 40 5
Indonesia 78 43 14 -75 46 -20 48 13
Malaysia 104 69 26 -63 50 -16 36 1
Myanmar No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Pakistan 55 20 14 -75 50 -16 70 35
  1. PDI Power distance index, IDV Individualism/collectivism, MAS Masculinity/femininity, UAI Uncertainty avoidance