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Table 3 Main and subthemes

From: Influences on students’ empathy in medical education: an exploratory interview study with medical students in their third and last year

Main themes Subthemes
COURSE OF STUDIES Hands-on-experience
Role models
Science and theory
Importance of empathy
STUDENTS Insecurity and lack of routine
Increasing professionalization
Previous work experiences
Professional distance
Mood
Maturity
Lack of empathy
PATIENTS Easy and difficult patients
State of health
SURROUNDING CONDITIONS Time pressure/stress
Work environment
Job dissatisfaction