Table 1

Student perceptions of the University of Ottawa professionalism program effectiveness by year of study
Question asked: the following are effective components of the professionalism program: Year1 (n = 74) Year2 (n = 87) Year3 (n = 36) Year4 (n = 58) Total (n = 255) P-value
Clinical interactions Disagree 4.1% 10.3% 8.3% 6.9% 7.5% 0.501
Agree 95.9% 89.7% 91.7% 93.1% 92.5%
Case scenario sessions * Disagree 5.4% 21.8% 19.4% 22.4% 16.9% 0.019
Agree 94.6% 78.2% 80.6% 77.6% 83.1%
The formal professionalism course Disagree 14.9% 27.6% 22.2% 22.4% 22.0% 0.285
Agree 85.1% 72.4% 77.8% 77.6% 78.0%
Orientation week Disagree 24.3% 35.6% 30.6% 32.8% 31.0% 0.475
Agree 75.7% 64.4% 69.4% 67.2% 69.0%
Presentations * Disagree 20.3% 34.5% 44.4% 32.8% 31.4% 0.057
Agree 79.7% 65.5% 55.6% 67.2% 68.6%
Evaluations of professionalism * Disagree 23.0% 63.2% 55.6% 36.2% 44.3% <.001
Agree 77.0% 36.8% 44.4% 63.8% 55.7%

(*Differences by year are significant at p < .05).

Byszewski et al.

Byszewski et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:115   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-115

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