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Table 1 The four commonest themes to emerge from an analysis of the free responses provided by Year 5 and Year 6 students

From: Schwartz Centre Rounds: a new initiative in the undergraduate curriculum—what do medical students think?

Commonest themes Year 5 Year 6
1 Students felt inhibited participating in front of a large group of their peers. There was a preference for holding SCR in smaller groups Concerns about starting Foundation Training raised in the presentation
2 Value of raising emotive issues i.e. empathy, reassurance, vulnerability, importance of team building Holding the SCR at a more suitable point within the curriculum i.e. not just before ‘finals’
3 Benefits of engendering personal reflection Benefits of reflection
4 Participants found attending a SCR to be an emotional experience Preference for holding SCR in smaller groups