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Table 3 Background characteristics and National ITE scores(Total)

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

Characteristics Above US Median (n = 13) Below US Median (n = 38) *P value
Age, median (range) in years 35 (32–42) 35.5 (31–47) NS
**Male/Female (ratio) 11:2 18: 20 < 0.05
Marital Status (unmarried/married) 8: 5 25: 13 NS
Asian/Others 9/4 21/17 NS
#USMLE step I median (range) 86 (76–97) 83 (75–96) < 0.05
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) 11 34 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
  3. ** Gender-stratified analysis of ITE scores and USMLE scores did not show an independent gender-specific increase in ITE scores.