Table 4

Student opinion regarding potential improvements to curriculum
Year 1 n = 74 Year 2 n = 87 Year 3 n = 36 Year 4 n = 58 Total n = 255 P-value
Inter-professional interactions Agree 70.3% 57.5% 41.7% 55.2% 58.40% 0.123
No opinion 20.3% 26.4% 30.6% 27.6% 25.50%
Disagree 9.5% 16.1% 27.8% 17.2% 16.10%
Guest lectures Agree 58.1% 55.2% 38.9% 70.7% 57.30% 0.11
No opinion 24.3% 26.4% 33.3% 20.7% 25.50%
Disagree 17.6% 18.4% 27.8% 8.6% 17.30%
Awards to staff and students* Agree 35.1% 35.6% 50.0% 55.2% 42.00% 0.039
No opinion 27.0% 26.4% 22.2% 6.9% 21.60%
Disagree 37.8% 37.9% 27.8% 37.9% 36.50%
Publication of disciplinary measures Agree 41.9% 34.5% 47.2% 41.4% 40.00% 0.126
No opinion 24.3% 20.7% 36.1% 27.6% 25.50%
Disagree 33.8% 44.8% 16.7% 31.0% 34.50%
More disciplinary measures for infractions Agree 31.1% 33.3% 50.0% 34.5% 35.30% 0.377
No opinion 35.1% 29.9% 19.4% 37.9% 31.80%
Disagree 33.8% 36.8% 30.6% 27.6% 32.90%
Professionalism web-page Agree 28.4% 43.7% 22.2% 31.0% 33.30% 0.261
No opinion 39.2% 32.2% 47.2% 36.2% 37.30%
Disagree 32.4% 24.1% 30.6% 32.8% 29.40%
Special interest group on professionalism Agree 35.1% 20.7% 19.4% 25.9% 25.90% 0.163
No opinion 50.0% 47.1% 50.0% 48.3% 48.60%
Disagree 14.9% 32.2% 30.6% 25.9% 25.50%

(*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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