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Table 2 The performance in serial OSCEs

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

Outcome measurements (mean ± SD)   Mock OSCE-1
(Beginning of sub-internship)
Mock OSCE-2
(6th month of sub-internship)
National OSCE
(11th month of sub-internship)
p-value*
Percentage of score above the qualification standard (mean ± SD%) 7-year curriculum 32.7 ± 13.7% 33.9 ± 12.1% 33.2 ± 10.8%, p = 0.505
6-year curriculum 29.7 ± 15.5% 23.6 ± 10.3% 35.1 ± 9.2%, p < 0.001
Total (6 and 7-year) 31.6 ± 14.6% 29.8 ± 12.4% 34.0 ± 10.2%, p < 0.001
Percentage of qualified stations (mean ± SD%) 7-year curriculum 88.7 ± 14.5% 91.7 ± 12.3% 89.2 ± 10.6%, 0.009
6-year curriculum 85.1 ± 16.2% 86.4 ± 15.8% 90.6 ± 8.5%, < 0.001
Total (6 and 7-year) 87.3 ± 15.3% 89.6 ± 14.0% 89.7 ± 9.8%, 0.005
  1. *Results were considered significant by p < 0.05