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Table 4 Potential barriers regarding an involvement in teaching undergraduates – total sample and comparison between physicians with and without interest in being involved in teaching undergraduates (percentages of participants who ‘rather agree’ or ‘completely agree’ with the presented statements, versus ‘rather do not agree’ or ‘completely disagree’)

From: Willingness, concerns, incentives and acceptable remuneration regarding an involvement in teaching undergraduates - a cross-sectional questionnaire survey among German GPs

Statement All
% (n/nvalid)
No teaching interest
% (n/nvalid)
Interested in teaching
% (n/nvalid)
p
The way to university is too long to be involved in teaching activities there. 33.3 (109/327) 35.7 (45/126) 31.5 (63/200) 0.431
I am afraid that teaching is too time-consuming. 80.1 (265/331) 93.8 (120/128) 71.3 (144/202) <  0.001
I am afraid that the presence of students in my practice will unduly disturb my routines. 38.5 (127/330) 60.2 (77/128) 24.9 (50/201) <  0.001
I fear financial losses caused by teaching. 17.3 (57/330) 20.5 (26/127) 14.9 (30/202) 0.187
I am afraid that supervising students will lead to decreased numbers of patients treated. 54.2 (179/330) 67.7 (86/127) 45.5 (92/202) <  0.001
I am afraid of increased daily work hours caused by teaching. 77.3 (256/331) 85.9 (110/128) 71.8 (145/202) 0.003
I do not dare to impart knowledge to others. 11.6 (38/328) 23.4 (30/128) 4.0 (8/199) <  0.001
I am uncertain whether my professional competencies are sufficient for academic teaching. 25.8 (85/329) 41.3 (52/126) 15.8 (32/202) <  0.001
I am uncertain whether my knowledge is sufficiently up-to-date for academic teaching. 30.3 (100/330) 48.4 (62/128) 18.9 (38/201) <  0.001
I feel uncomfortable with the idea that a student is observing me at work. 9.4 (31/330) 19.5 (25/128) 3.0 (6/201) <  0.001
I am afraid that a majority of my patients would refuse the presence of students. 16.4 (54/329) 28.3 (36/127) 9.0 (18/201) <  0.001
I am afraid that the presence of a student would unduly disturb the consultation. 27.1 (89/328) 46.4 (58/125) 15.3 (31/202) <  0.001
I am afraid that the students could pose a risk to my patients. 3.0 (10/329) 3.1 (4/127) 3.0 (6/201) 0.933
There isn’t enough room in my practice to teach students. 27.7 (91/328) 45.2 (57/126) 16.9 (34/201) <  0.001