Table 3

Comparison of objective knowledge between fellowship interest and no fellowship interest

Objective Knowledge Percentile Score

FI +

FI -

Unadjusted P-value+

Adjusted P-value*


Mean (95% CI)*

Mean (95% CI)*


Overall Score

56.44 (37.26, 75.61)

31.67 (5.27, 58.07)

<0.01

0.04


General Internal Medicine

48.47 (27.45, 69.50)

34.63 (5.68, 63.58)

0.09

0.27


Cardiology

58.09 (39.14, 77.05)

35.40 (9.30, 61.50)

0.02

0.05


Nephrology

52.04 (33.76, 70.33)

26.33 (1.16, 51.51)

0.01

0.02


Pulmonology

41.39 (22.18, 60.59)

20.09 (-6.36, 46.53)

0.03

0.07


Gastroenterology

45.22 (23.93, 66.50)

43.65 (14.35, 72.95)

0.62

0.90


Rheumatology

47.92 (28.30, 67.54)

35.62 (8.61, 62.63)

0.12

0.29


Inf. Diseases

44.72 (28.76, 60.68)

19.61 (-2.36, 41.58)

0.01

0.01


Hem/Onc

59.09 (39.13, 79.04)

28.38 (0.91, 55.85)

<0.01

0.01


+ Two-sample T-test; (FI +) Fellowship Interest; (FI -) No Fellowship Interest

* Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) adjusting for CMS, years since graduating, and previous training; Means are from adjusted analysis; PGY excluded from adjusted model because of correlation with fellowship interest

Ofoma et al. BMC Medical Education 2011 11:5   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-11-5

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