|Characteristics of participants|
|20 - 24||23||79.3|
|25 - 29||4||13.7|
|civilian service in medicine*||5||16.6|
|Number of Semesters|
|5 - 6 Semester||24||71|
|7 - 8 Semester||2||6.7|
|9 - 12 Semester||4||13.3|
* In Germany up until 2011, all male adolescents were required to serve 9 months either in the military or in civil service (the latter often in medical or social institutions). We have included here only service in medical institutions.
† While waiting for a university placement or during civilian service, some students are trained as paramedics.
Simmenroth-Nayda et al.
Simmenroth-Nayda et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:486 doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-486