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Table 3 Changes in mean scores on the JSE-S throughout the medical school years

From: Empathy in Chinese eight-year medical program students: differences by school year, educational stage, and future career preference

Medical school year Male Female Total
Number Mean score (SD) Number Mean score (SD) Number Mean score (SD)
First-year 32 106.5 (9.7) 30 108.8 (17.4) 62 107.6 (13.9)**
Second-year 17 108.2 (11.2) 32 105.0 (15.2) 49 106. (13.9)
Third-year 35 102.7 (10.1) 35 107.2 (11.5) 70 105.0 (11.0)
Fourth-year 27 102.3 (10.6) 34 104.7 (10.3) 61 104.1 (14.4)
Fifth-year 20 104.3 (15.0) 26 112.7 (9.3) 46 109.1 (12.7)**
Sixth-year 39 100.4 (14.5) 36 102.0 (10.2) 75 101.2 (12.6)#
Seventh-year 32 99.5 (14.4) 47 99.4 (15.1) 79 99.5 (14.7)##
  1. **P < .001 compared to the Seventh-year, # P < .05, ## P < .01 compared to the Fifth-year
  2. P < .05 compared to the male in the same school year