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Table 3 Estimated differences in GM-ITE total score and scores in the 4 subcategories (university hospitals vs. community-based hospitals)

From: Difference in the general medicine in-training examination score between community-based hospitals and university hospitals: a cross-sectional study based on 15,188 Japanese resident physicians

  PGY-1 PGY-2
Difference 95% CI P Difference 95% CI P
Two-level model
 Total score −2.52 −3.61 −1.42 <.0001 −1.89 −3.0317 −0.7499 0.0012
Three-level model
 Medical interview and professionalism 0.00 −0.31 0.31 0.9843 −0.08 −0.4037 0.2373 0.6108
 Symptomatology and clinical reasoning −0.73 −1.04 −0.42 <.0001 −0.60 −0.9252 −0.2842 0.0002
 Physical examination and clinical procedures −1.28 − 1.59 −0.96 <.0001 −0.51 −0.8317 −0.1907 0.0018
 Disease knowledge −0.52 −0.83 −0.21 0.0011 −0.69 −1.0118 −0.3708 <.0001
  1. CI indicates confidence interval; GM-ITE, general medicine in-training examination; PGY, postgraduate year