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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: A randomized controlled trial of simulation training in teaching coronary angiographic views

Characteristic Control group (N = 52) Simulation group (N = 53)
Age (years) 30 [29–31] 31 [30–32]
Male gender 60% [46–73] 53% [39–66]
Visuo-spatial abilities:
 Play sports 71% [59–83] 55% [41–68]
 Play musical instruments 50% [36–64] 40% [26–53]
 Play video games 48% [34–62] 34% [21–47]
Handedness
 Right 85% 92%
 Left 8% 0%
 Mixed/ambidextrous 8% 8%
Preferred Learning Style
 Visual 46% 60%
 Auditory 4% 8%
 Tactile 17% 13%
 Read/Write 31% 19%
Stage of Training, N (%):
 Med Student (YR 3&4) 21% 17%
 PGY-1 Resident 23% 23%
 PGY-2 Resident 23% 26%
 PGY-3 Resident 17% 17%
 PGY-4 CV Fellow 6% 8%
 PGY-5 CV Fellow 6% 6%
 PGY-6 CV Fellow 4% 4%
How confident are you with your knowledge on normal coronary anatomy?
 1 (Not confident at all) 12% 11%
 2 (slightly confident) 33% 30%
 3 (somewhat confident) 40% 43%
 4 (fairly confident) 15% 13%
 5 (completely confident) 0% 2%
How would you grade your knowledge on coronary angiography?
 Novice 29% 32%
 Beginner 62% 55%
 Intermediate 8% 11%
 Advanced 2% 2%
Can you interpret coronary angiographic images accurately?
 No 73% 59%
 Somewhat 11 (21%) 21 (40%)
 Yes 3 (6%) 1 (2%)