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Table 3 Current methods of oncology teaching to family medicine residents

From: Oncology education for family medicine residents: a national needs assessment survey

Method of oncology teaching Surveyed group [n (%)]  
Residents
(N = 150)
PDs
(N = 17)
Fisher’s exact test
P value
Didactic lectures from family physicians? 0.006
 Yes 56 (37%) 13 (76%)
 No 62 (41%) 1 (6%)
 Unsure 11 (7%) 1 (6%)
 No Response 21 (14%) 2 (12%)
Didactic lectures from oncologists? 0.16
 Yes 23 (15%) 4 (24%)
 No 102 (68%) 9 (53%)
 Unsure 4 (3%) 2 (12%)
 No Response 21 (14%) 2 (12%)
In clinic by family physicians? 0.007
 Yes 73 (49%) 15 (88%)
 No 47 (31%) 0 (0%)
 Unsure 7 (5%) 0 (0%)
 No Response 23 (15%) 2 (12%)
Clinical rotation with general practitioner in oncology (GPO)? 0.0001
 Yes 25 (17%) 10 (59%)
 No 99 (66%) 3 (18%)
 Unsure 6 (4%) 2 (12%)
 No Response 20 (13%) 2 (12%)
Clinical rotation with oncologist (medical, surgical, radiation)? < 0.0001
 Yes 20 (13%) 13 (76%)
 No 104 (69%) 2 (12%)
 Unsure 5 (3%) 0 (0%)
No Response 21 (14%) 2 (12%)
Small group/case-based learning? 0.01
 Yes 54 (36%) 13 (76%)
 No 63 (42%) 2 (12%)
 Unsure 12 (8%) 0 (0%)
 No Response 21 (14%) 2 (12%)
Online/web-based learning? 0.35
 Yes 8 (5%) 2 (12%)
 No 105 (70%) 13 (76%)
 Unsure 16 (11%) 0 (0%)
 No Response 21 (14%) 2 (12%)
Independent learning? 0.96
 Yes 33 (22%) 3 (18%)
 No 73 (49%) 8 (47%)
 Unsure 23 (15%) 3 (18%)
 No Response 21 (14%) 2 (12%)