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Table 4 Characteristics of Doctors (n = 150)

From: A longitudinal study of empathy in pre-clinical and clinical medical students and clinical supervisors

  Public Private
n = 72 n = 78
JSE Mean ± SD 116.9 ± 9.9 115.6 ± 9.4
Years since graduation
≤7 years 4(5.6 %) 1 (1.3 %)
≥ 8 years 68 (94.4 %) 77 (98.7 %)
Seniority
Pre-vocational 6 (8.3 %) 1 (1.3 %)
Specialist qualification 66 (91.7 %) 77 (98.7 %)
Work location
Tertiary Hospital 66 (91.7 %) 9 (11.5 %)
Urban Private Practice - 64 (82.1 %)
Rural Private Practice - 4 (5.1 %)
Other 6 (8.3 %) 1 (1.3 %)
Teaching experiencea
Not teaching 1 (1.4 %) 16 (20.5 %)
Teaching medical students 63 (87.5 %) 41 (52.6 %)
Speciality
General Practice (Family Medicine) - 55 (70.5 %)
All other specialties 72 (100 %) 23 (29.5 %)
  1. aSome respondents teach postgraduate trainees or trainees from other health professions