Table 5

Mean (95% CI) subspecialty% of questions answered correctly, broken down by number of elective exposures in subspecialty of interest
Exposure 0 1-2 3 p
Cardiology n 18 39 74
Mean (%) 79.6 78.5 81.0 0.41
(95% CI) (74.9-84.2) (75.5-81.6) (78.8-83.3)
Endocrinology n 43 74 14
Mean (%) 77.7 78.3 83.6 0.19
(95% CI) (74.6-80.8) (75.5-81.1) (80.5-86.8)
Gastroenterology n 49 63 19
Mean (%) 76.9 78.4 82.1 0.17
(95% CI) (73.8-80.0) (76.1-80.8) (77.2-86.9)
Hematology n 66 63 2
Mean (%) 81.4 80.7 91.5 0.49
(95% CI) (78.2-84.5) (77.4-83.9) (NA)
Infectious Diseases n 20 64 47
Mean (%) 80.9 79.3 81.8 0.45
(95% CI) (75.7-86.2) (76.8-81.8) (78.8-84.7)
Oncology n 62 68 1
Mean (%) 72.6 75.9 86.0 NA
(95% CI) (69.4-75.7) (72.9-78.8) (NA)
Nephrology n 54 71 6
Mean (%) 83.3 84.3 75.8 0.27
(95% CI) (76.9-86.7) (81.6-86.9) (54.9-96.8)
Pulmonary n 38 79 14
Mean (%) 73.2 78.6 79.7 0.03
(95% CI) (69.8-76.7) (76.1-81.1) (73.9-85.5)
Rheumatology n 42 82 7
Mean (%) 80.5 80.2 86 0.35
(95% CI) (77.6-83.4) (77.8-82.6) (80.3-91.7)
Primary Care n 101 26 4
Mean (%) 75.3 78.0 74.5 0.35
(95% CI) (73.7-76.9) (74.3-81.6) (56.8-92.2)

p-values calculated using 1-way ANOVA.

Shanmugam et al.

Shanmugam et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:94   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-94

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