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Table 3 Characteristics of the residents most confident in their ability to perform the most challenging minimally invasive surgeries

From: Ob/Gyn resident self-perceived preparedness for minimally invasive surgery

VariableMost Confident Residents
(N = 56)
Less Confident Residents
(N = 103)
P-Value
Year in Residency  0.32
 Third23 (31.1)51 (68.9) 
 Fourth33 (38.8)52 (61.2) 
Medical Degree  0.61
 Allopathic48 (34.3)92 (65.7) 
 Osteopathic8 (42.1)11 (57.9) 
Race  0.60
 White/Caucasian39 (37.1)66 (62.9) 
 Black/African-American7 (53.9)6 (46.1) 
 Asian6 (24.0)19 (76.0) 
Gender  0.04
 Female41 (31.5)89 (68.5) 
 Male15 (53.6)13 (46.4) 
Type of Residency Program  0.44
 Academic31 (32.3)65 (67.7) 
 Community8 (47.1)9 (52.9) 
 Community-Academic Affiliated17 (37.0)29 (63.0) 
Work with Graduate(s) of MIGS Fellowship  0.08
 Yes29 (31.2)64 (68.8) 
 No25 (39.1)39 (60.9) 
Intend to Pursue, or Matched in, a Surgical Fellowship  0.09
 Yes16 (40.0)24 (60.0) 
 No40 (37.0)68 (63.0) 
  1. Values reported as n (%). Not all variables represented; not all cumulative n = 159
  2. P < 0.05 bold