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Table 2 Comparison of Sensitivity and Specificity for inquiries regarding 1st specialty choices at the ends of medical school years 1, 2 and 3

From: Positive predictive value of medical student specialty choices

Postgraduate training specialty End of Year 1 N = 378 End of Year 2 N = 338 End of Year 3 N = 360
No. trained in specialty % Sensitivity No. not trained in specialty % Specificity No. trained in specialty % Sensitivity No. not trained in specialty % Specificity No. trained in specialty % Sensitivity No. not trained in specialty % Specificity
Anesthesiology 42 10a 336 98a 41 15b 297 98b 29 79 331 98
Emergency Medicine 43 47a 335 88a 41 66b 297 93b 36 86 324 98c
Family Medicine 45 33a 333 97a 40 53b 298 95b 51 82 309 98c
Internal Medicine 72 31a 306 83a 64 50b 274 81b 71 80 289 98
Obstetrics & Gynecology 30 17a 348 97a 24 38b 314 98b 29 83 331 98
Pediatrics 38 45a 340 88a 35 69b 303 92b 34 88 326 99
Psychiatry 24 8a 354 99a 22 27b 316 100b 24 83 336 100c
Surgery 19 47a 359 88a 18 67b 320 95b 23 87 337 99c
  1. P values for significant differences are shown in Additional files: aSee Additional file 1: Table S3a, bSee Additional file 1: Table S3b, cSee Additional file 1: Table S3c