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Table 1 Information of early clinical exposure (ECE) groups

From: Correlation between early clinical exposure environment, attitudes toward basic medicine, and medical students’ basic science learning performance

Information Group A Group B Group C
Distance from the university campus to the ECE hospital (in km) 0.27 5.2 9.3
Number of mentors 13 12 16
Number of mentees 17 17 16
Mentor’s specialty categories 12 10 11
Number of chief physicians as mentors 11 3 12
Student retention rate of each group 7/17 (41.1%) 10/17 (58.8%) 12/16 (75%)
Proportion of students who fulfilled the 24 clinical trainee hours and the biweekly reflective journals during the semester 7/17 (41.1%) 12/17 (70%) 12/16 (75%)