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Table 3 Medical student perceptions regarding clinical training

From: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the clinical training of last year medical students in Mexico: a cross-sectional nationwide study

  Total
( n = 671)
Private
(n = 129)
Public
(n = 542)
p-value*
  n (%) n (%) n (%)  
How important do you consider clinical rotations in your training? 0.7
 Very Important 632 (94) 122 (95) 510 (94)  
 Important 34 (5.1) 6 (4.7) 28 (5.2)  
 Moderately Important 2 (0.3) 1 (0.8) 1 (0.2)  
  Slightly Important 2 (0.3) 0 (0) 2 (0.4)  
 Not Important 1 (0.1) 0 (0) 1 (0.2)  
What changes have you experienced in your clinical rotations?  < 0.001
 Cancelled 486 (72.5) 68 (52.7) 418 (77.1)  
 Virtual Rotations 182 (27.1) 60 (46.5) 122 (22.5)  
 No changes 3 (0.4) 1 (0.8) 2 (0.4)  
How do you think these changes will affect your medical training? 0.065
 Positively 12 (1.8) 5 (3.9) 7 (1.3)  
 Neutral 16 (2.4) 1 (0.8) 15 (2.8)  
 Negatively 643 (96) 123 (95) 520 (96)  
Do you consider these changes will affect your performance as pregrade intern? 0.10
 Yes 649 (97) 128 (99) 521 (96)  
 No 22 (3.3) 1 (0.8) 21 (3.9)  
Do you consider the restrictions necessary? 0.001
 Completely Agree 221 (33) 33 (26) 188 (35)  
 Agree 279 (42) 44 (34) 235 (43)  
 Neutral 116 (17) 35 (27) 81 (15)  
 Disagree 45 (6.7) 14 (11) 31 (5.7)  
 Completely Disagree 10 (1.5) 3 (2.3) 7 (1.3)  
Would you feel safe going back to your clinical rotations?  < 0.001
 Yes 276 (41) 76 (59) 200 (37)  
 No 395 (59) 53 (41) 342 (63)  
In comparison to previous generations not affected by the pandemic, your feel that your clinical training was 0.10
 Better 85 (13) 19 (15) 66 (12)  
 Equal 50 (7.5) 4 (3.1) 46 (8.5)  
 Worse 536 (80) 106 (82) 430 (79)  
If it was possible to do so, would you repeat final year training? 0.3
 Yes 551 (82) 110 (85) 441 (81)  
 No 120 (18) 19 (15) 101 (19)  
  1. *Fisher's exact test; Pearson's Chi-squared test