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Table 4 AAMC items score comparison: regulated vs uregulated

From: An overview of osteopathy graduates’ perceived preparedness at transition from educational environment to clinic environment one year after graduation: a cross sectional study

Item Group Mean, SD p
I am confident that I have acquired the clinical skills required to work as an osteopath Item 1(regulated)
Item 1 (unregulated)
3.26, 0.64
3.00, 1.89
0.08
I believe I have the fundamental understanding of common conditions and their management encountered in the major clinical disciplines Item 2 (regulated)
Item 2 (unregulated)
3.14, 0.70
3.11, 0.49
0,80
I have the communication skills necessary to interact with patients and health professionals Item 3 (regulated)
Item 3 (unregulated)
3.19, 0.67
2.77, 0.64
< 0.001
I have basic skills in clinical decision making and the application of evidence based information to osteopathic practice Item 4 (regulated)
Item 4 (unregulated)
3.57, 0.57
3.30, 0.55
0.006
I have a fundamental understanding of the issues in social sciences of osteopathic medicine (e.g., ethics, humanism, professionalism, organization and structure of the health care system) Item 5 (regulated)
Item 5 (unregulated)
3.43, 0.60
3.16, 0.78
0.04
I understand the ethical and professional values that are expected of the profession Item 6 (regulated)
Item 6 (unregulated)
3.69, 0.47
3.52, 0.50
0.06
I believe I am adequately prepared to care for patients from different backgrounds Item 7 (regulated)
Item 7 (unregulated)
3.23, 0.80
3.48, 0.50
0.02