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Table 3 EM intern self-assessment of clinical knowledge, procedural skills, and confidence for bootcamp participants and non-participants

From: Impact of an end-of-fourth-year emergency medicine bootcamp

Question and response Participants
(n = 18)
Non-participants
(n = 11)
p value
How do you feel your clinical knowledge compares to your co-interns?
 Significantly below 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.461
 Moderately below 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Average 12 (66.7) 10 (90.9)
 Moderately above 5 (27.8) 1 (9.1)
 Significantly above 1 (5.6) 0 (0)
How do you feel your procedural skills compare to your co-interns?
 Significantly below 0 (0) 1 (9.1) 0.229
 Moderately below 1 (5.6) 3 (27.3)
 Average 8 (44.4) 4 (36.4)
 Moderately above 6 (33.3) 3 (27.3)
 Significantly above 3 (16.7) 0 (0)
How confident were you at the start of internship?
 No confidence 0 (0) 3 (27.3) 0.009
 Mild lack of confidence 1 (5.6) 2 (18.2)
 Average 7 (38.9) 5 (45.5)
 Mildly confident 10 (55.6) 1 (9.1)
 Very confident 0 (0) 0 (0)