Table 1

Characteristics of the study participants, none of the students had systematic echocardiography training before
Students taught by expert echocardiographers Students taught by student tutors
Age 23.9 ± 1 years 24.9 ± 2 years
Gender 5 m, 10 f 4 m, 11 f
Year 7 4th year 3 3rd year
8 5th year 6 4th year
6 5th year
Echocardiography observed 11 < 3 times 12 < 3 times
3 > 3 times 0 > 3 times
1 > 10 times 3 > 10 times
Echocardiography performed 12 never 13 never
0 once 1 once
3 > 3 times 1 > 3 times

Students’ characteristics.

Kühl et al.

Kühl et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:101   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-101

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