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Table 2 Mean (standard deviation) ratings of preparedness (1 = Very badly prepared, 6 = Very well prepared)

From: Medical graduates’ preparedness to practice: a comparison of undergraduate medical school training

Preparedness Subscale (Cronbach’s alpha) PBL Reformed Traditional
Treatment (0.93) 4.69 (0.65) 4.48 (0.56) 4.31 (0.86)
Independent, responsible working (0.92) 4.65 (0.83) 4.54 (0.73) 4.62 (0.90)
Dialoguing with patients (0.91) 5.33 (0.55) 5.11 (0.58) 5.16 (0.75)
History, examination, diagnosis & investigation (0.88) 4.78 (0.62) 4.65 (0.55) 4.82 (0.71)
Communication and team working (0.92) * 5.53 (0.58) 5.30 (0.53) 5.24 (0.80)
Procedural skills (0.88) 5.03 (0.77) 5.00 (0.70) 5.00 (0.91)
Patient safety, ethics and legal issues (0.84) 5.17 (0.65) 4.99 (0.56) 5.16 (0.81)
Paperwork (0.78) * 4.55 (0.79) 3.97 (0.88) 4.15 (0.89)
  1. * Kruskal-Wallis, p < 0.05