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Table 4 The association between the number of years working and the later development of competency

From: Clinical communication skills and professionalism education are required from the beginning of medical training - a point of view of family physicians

  Clinical communication skills Interpersonal communication Leadership Professionalism
  r (p-value) r (p-value) r (p-value) r (p-value)
Years as faculty −0.212 (0.139) −0.200 (0.172) −0.286 (0.073) −0.169 (0.242)
Years as preceptor 0.114 (0.356) 0.263 (0.033) −0.032 (0.821) 0.053 (0.666)
Years as medical doctor −0.011 (0.930) −0.034 (0.782) −0.084 (0.543) −0.111 (0.362)
Age −0.012 (0.922) 0.086 (0.470) − 0.169 (0.204) 0.069 (0.557)