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Table 2 Background characteristics and Evaluation of Clinical Performance

From: Predicting performance using background characteristics of international medical graduates in an inner-city university-affiliated Internal Medicine residency training program

Characteristics Above PG level median (n = 18) Below PG level median (n = 33) *P value
Age, median (range) in years 33 (31–40) 36 (31–47) < 0.05
Male:Female (ratio) 9:9 20:13 NS
Marital Status (unmarried: married) 5:13 13:20 NS
Asian/Others 3/5 16/17 NS
#USMLE step I median (range) 86 (76–97) 83 (75–96) NS
USMLE step II Clinical skills median (range) 86 (77–93) 80 (75–92) < 0.05
Time from medical school to residency, median (range) in years 4 (1 – 14) 5 (1–17) NS
Temporary Visa status (n) 16 29 NS
Pre-GME Clinical Experience (n) 15 28 NS
Pre-GME Research Experience (n) 12 22 NS
US Externship 7 7 NS
Pre-GME Awards 9 17 NS
  1. # USMLE scores were not available for 1 participant
  2. * Statistical significance by Mann Whitney U test for continuous variables and Fischer's exact test for categorical variables