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Table 4 Comparison of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the specialist training program and work situation of senior vs junior residents

From: Challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic on the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program: a mixed-methods Swedish survey in the COPE Staff cohort study

   Senior residents N=56 (%) Junior residents
N=103 (%)
P-value
Pearson Chi-2-test
Will your residency be extended? Yes 6 (13) 4 (5) 0.12
No 42 (88) 77 (96)
Are you worried that the pandemic will have a negative effect on the quality of your specialist training? Yes 42 (79) 67 (71) 0.29
No 11 (21) 27 (29)
Are you worried that your residency will be extended? Yes 15 (29) 28 (30) 0.94
No 37 (71) 67 (71)
Have you, due to the pandemic, considered changing your profession? Yes 10 (18) 12 (12) 0.30
No 46 (82) 89 (88)
How was your training affected by the pandemic? OB-GYN clinical rotations were cancelled/postponed Yes 17 (30) 15 (15) 0.02
No 39 (70) 86 (85)
Non-OB-GYN clinical rotations were cancelled/postponed Yes 22 (39) 10 (10) <0.01
No 34 (61) 91 (90)
Mandatory OB-GYN courses were cancelled/postponed Yes 27 (48) 32 (32) 0.04
No 29 (52) 69 (68)
Mandatory non-OB-GYN courses were cancelled/postponed Yes 22 (39) 42 (42) 0.78
No 34 (61) 59 (58)
Other educational activities cancelled /postponed (Team trainings, intervention trainings, meetings, journal clubs) Yes 44 (79) 79 (78) 0.96
No 12 (21) 22 (22)
Planned clinical supervision was cancelled/postponed Yes 13 (23) 18 (18) 0.41
No 43 (77) 83 (82)
Have you performed fewer surgeries due to the pandemic? Yes 45 (80) 66 (64) 0.02
No/Do not know 11 (20) 37 (36)
Have you been transferred to another healthcare institution? Yes 11 (20) 31 (31) 0.15
No 43 (80) 68 (69)
Have you been required to work extra at your healthcare institution due to the pandemic? Yes 42 (78) 67 (68) 0.19
No 12 (22) 32 (32)