Table 6

Mean (95% CI)% correct in respective subspecialties for each elective exposure
Exposure Not exposed Exposed p
Cardiology n 18 113
Mean 79.6 80.2 0.81
(95% CI) (74.9-84.2) (78.3-81.9)
Endocrinology n 43 88
Mean 77.7 79.2 0.48
(95% CI) (74.6-80.8) (76.7-81.6)
Gastroenterology n 49 82
Mean 76.9 79.3 0.20
(95% CI) (73.9-80.0) (77.2-81.4)
Hematology n 66 65
Mean 81.4 81.0 0.87
(95% CI) (78.2-84.5) (77.8-84.2)
Infectious Diseases n 20 111
Mean 80.9 80.4 0.81
(95% CI) (75.7-86.2) (78.5-82.3)
Oncology n 62 69
Mean 72.6 76.0 0.11
(95% CI) (69.4-75.7) (73.1-78.9)
Nephrology n 54 74
Mean 83.3 83.6 0.87
(95% CI) (79.9-86.7) (80.9-86.4)
Pulmonary n 38 93
Mean 73.2 78.8 0.0092
(95% CI) (69.8-76.7) (76.5-81.1)
Rheumatology n 42 89
Mean 80.48 80.64 0.93
(95% CI) (77.6-83.4) (78.4-82.9)
Primary Care n 101 30
Mean 75.3 77.5 0.21
(95% CI) (73.6-76.9) (74.1-80.9)

P-value calculated using two-tailed unpaired t-testP-value calculated using two-tailed unpaired t-test.

Shanmugam et al.

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

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