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Table 3 Students’ responses regarding their ultrasound-based teaching experience

From: Introduction of ultrasound-based living anatomy into the medical curriculum: a survey on medical students’ perceptions

  MBBS students (%) MD students (%) Total (%) p-value
Which of the following do you believe is more beneficial to your anatomy knowledge?
 Traditional teaching methods 3 (7.1) 8 (7.5) 11 (7.4) 0.545
 Ultrasound-based teaching 0 (0) 3 (2.8) 3 (2)
 Cross-sectional session combining traditional teaching methods and ultrasound-based 39 (92.9) 96 (89.7) 135 (90.6)
Which of the following is the most important drawback regarding ultrasound-based based teaching that you identified?
 Not enough time allocated in ultrasound station 36 (85.7) 77 (72) 113 (75.8) 0.021
 Lack of ultrasound equipment 1 (2.4) 10 (9.3) 11 (7.4) 0.16
 Difficulty of understanding ultrasound 5 (11.9) 22 (20.6) 27 (18.1) 0.261
 Lack of faculty 1 (2.4) 2 (4.7) 3 (2) 0.81
 None 0 (0) 5 (4.7) 5 (3.4) 0.164
Do you believe that it is feasible to integrate ultrasound:
 In the current anatomy curriculum 25 (59.5) 45 (42.1) 70 (47) 0.027
 In the clinical skills courses 18 (42.9) 54 (50.5) 72 (48.3) 0.522
 In other basic science courses (physiology, pathology) 9 (21.4) 16 (15) 25 (16.8) 0.278
 As a separate course 16 (38.1) 20 (18.7) 36 (24.2) 0.008
 Not at all 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  1. Bold fonts indicate statistical significant values