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Table 2 Effect of the webinar on questionnaire statements using a 0–10 Likert Scale with p-values and Cohen’s d effect sizes

From: Evaluating the utility of an international webinar as a platform to educate students and doctors on the UK core surgical training portfolio

Domains Pre-event median Post-event median p-value Effect size
Interest in pursuing a career in surgery 9 9 0.0591 0.29764
Awareness of the '2021 Core Surgical Training Self-Assessment Scoring Guidance' document and how to potentially score maximum points 3 9  < 0.0001 1.75446
Commitment to specialtya 3 8  < 0.0001 1.60517
Post-graduate degrees and qualificationsa 4 9  < 0.0001 1.63065
Prizes/awardsa 3 9  < 0.0001 1.79296
Quality improvement and clinical audita 4 9  < 0.0001 1.65132
Teaching experiencea 4 9  < 0.0001 1.61628
Training in teachinga 4 8  < 0.0001 1.75193
Presentationsa 3 8  < 0.0001 1.74888
Publicationsa 4 9  < 0.0001 1.55544
Leadership and managementa 4 8  < 0.0001 1.62796
Confidence in creating a competitive portfolio for CST 2 8  < 0.0001 2.01016
  1. aThis included awareness of the domain and how to score maximum points