Table 3

Descriptive characteristics of focus group participants
Focus group n Male: Female Mean age, years (range) Mean months in training (range) Number of rotations (range) Specialty at the time of the focus group interview
First 5 2:3 27 (25–35) 20.6 (11–23) 7 (3–10) Pediatrics (2)
Obstetrics and gynecology (1)
Internal medicine (1)
Emergency (1)
Second 4 2:2 34 (26–54) 23 (23) 9 (9–10) Clinics (1)
Psychiatry (1)
Rehabilitation (1)
Internal medicine (1)
Third 5 2:3 26 (26–27) 12 (12) 3 (3–4) Clinics (3)
Internal medicine (2)
Fourth 5 0:5 25 (25–26) 13 (13) 5 (4–5) Clinics (3)
Rehabilitation (1)
Internal medicine (1)
Fifth 4 2:2 26 (25–27) 16.5 (14–24) 6 (5–9) Clinics (3)
Infectious diseases (1)
Overall 23 8:15 27 (25–54) 16.7 (11–24) (3–10)

Kikukawa et al.

Kikukawa et al. BMC Medical Education 2013 13:100   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-13-100

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