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Table 1 Demographics and descriptive statistics between 6 and 7-year curriculum

From: Comparison of OSCE performance between 6- and 7-year medical school curricula in Taiwan

Variables 7-year curriculum
(N = 218)
6-year curriculum
(N = 143)
p-value*
Sex (n, %)
 Men 141 (64.7%) 88 (61.5%) 0.545
 Women 77 (35.3%) 55 (38.5%)  
Students received clerkship at our institution (n,%) 146 (67.0%) 128 (89.5%) < 0.001*
Trainees’ medical school (n, %)
 National Yang-Ming University 146 (67.0%) 128 (89.5%) < 0.001*
 Taipei Medical University 20 (9.2%) 0 (0.0%) < 0.001*
 Kaohsiung Medical University 1 (0.5%) 0 (0.0%) 0.417
 Chung Shan Medical University 31 (14.2%) 0 (0.0%) < 0.001*
 Fu Jen Catholic University 3 (1.4%) 0 (0.0%) 0.159
 China Medical University 8 (3.7%) 0 (0.0%) 0.021*
 National Defense Medical Center 9 (4.1%) 15 (10.5%) 0.018*
Percentage of score above the qualification standard (mean ± SD%)
 Mock OSCE-1 32.7 ± 13.7% 29.7 ± 15.6%, 0.051
 Mock OSCE-2 33.9 ± 12.1% 23.6 ± 10.3% < 0.001*
 National OSCE 33.2 ± 10.8 35.1 ± 9.2%, 0.081
Percentage of qualified stations (mean ± SD%)
 Mock OSCE-1 88.7 ± 14.6% 85.1 ± 16.2%, 0.028*
 Mock OSCE-2 91.7 ± 12.3% 86.4 ± 15.8% 0.001*
 National OSCE 89.2 ± 10.6% 90.6 ± 8.5% 0.175
  1. *Results were considered significant by p < 0.05