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Table 3 Satisfaction with OEM residency programs

From: Residency programs and the outlook for occupational and environmental medicine in Korea

Training curricula   Training institution a   Residency year a  
Total b Institute Hospital P-value * Lower Higher P-value **
OEM theory c 3.7 ± 1.3 4.9 ± 0.3 (9, 10.6) 3.5 ± 1.3 (76, 89.4) 0.000 3.8 ± 1.3 (45, 52.9) 3.5 ± 1.2 (40, 47.1) 0.248
OEM practice        
 Clinical training (medical areas) 3.4 ± 1.3 2.5 ± 2.3 (6, 8.8) 3.5 ± 1.2 (62, 91.2) 0.334 3.1 ± 1.6 (28, 41.2) 3.6 ± 1.1 (40, 58.8) 0.194
 Clinical training (surgical areas) 3.1 ± 1.3 2.5 ± 2.3 (6, 9.4) 3.1 ± 1.2 (58, 90.6) 0.551 2.7 ± 1.6 (25, 39.1) 3.6 ± 1.1 (39, 60.9) 0.122
 Special health examinations 3.6 ± 1.2 2.4 ± 2.3 (5, 7.2) 3.7 ± 1.0 (64, 92.8) 0.281 3.4 ± 1.2 (30, 43.5) 3.7 ± 1.1 (39, 56.5) 0.271
 Health management services 3.4 ± 1.3 3.2 ± 1.9 (5, 9.6) 3.5 ± 1.3 (47, 90.4) 0.952 3.1 ± 1.2 (17, 32.7) 3.6 ± 1.2 (35, 67.3) 0.155
 Work-relatedness evaluations 3.8 ± 1.3 3.8 ± 1.7 (8, 11.8) 3.9 ± 1.2 (60, 88.2) 0.730 3.8 ± 1.5 (30, 44.1) 3.8 ± 1.1 (38, 55.9) 0.977
 Fitness for work evaluations 3.8 ± 1.3 3.4 ± 1.7 (7, 11.5) 3.8 ± 1.3 (54, 88.5) 0.731 3.7 ± 1.6 (24, 39.3) 3.8 ± 1.1 (37, 60.7) 0.679
 Environmental diseases 3.0 ± 1.4 4.0 ± 0.7 (5, 8.6) 2.9 ± 1.4 (53, 91.4) 0.047 3.4 ± 1.4 (24, 41.4) 2.6 ± 1.2 (34, 58.6) 0.026
Toxicology practice        
 Working environment measurements 3.0 ± 1.5 3.7 ± 2.0 (6, 11.3) 2.9 ± 1.4 (47, 88.7) 0.144 3.2 ± 1.9 (18, 34.0) 2.9 ± 1.2 (35, 66.0) 0.538
 Biologic markers, metabolite measurements 2.8 ± 1.5 3.7 ± 2.0 (6, 12.0) 2.8 ± 1.5 (46, 88.0) 0.164 3.2 ± 2.0 (16, 32.0) 2.7 ± 1.3 (34, 68.0) 0.361
  1. OEM Occupational and environmental medicine; SD Standard deviation
  2. *Mann-Whitney test
  3. **Student’s t-test
  4. aMean ± SD (N, %)
  5. bDue to missing values, the total number may be different for each variable
  6. cOccupational diseases, toxicology, epidemiology