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Table 3 Importance of maintaining competency in procedural skills and interval to maintain competency

From: Core procedural skills competencies and the maintenance of procedural skills for medical students: a Delphi study

Importance of maintaining competency M Median Median response in importance scalea IQR
N = 33 5.03 5 Very important 5,6
Interval of maintaining competency at level of proficient Every 6 months Every year Immediately prior to graduation All of the intervals
Frequency (%) 3 (11) 13 (48) 18 (66) 4 (14)
  1. 1 = Not at all important, 2 = Low importance, 3 = Slightly important, 4 = Moderately important, 5 = Very important, 6 = Extremely important