Table 1

Characteristics of surgeons who received or did not receive rater training

CharacteristicNo. (%) of participants*p value
No training
n = 23
Rater training
n = 24
Age, yr, mean ± SD42.7 ± 7.246.5 ± 8.10.6
Years in practice, mean ± SD9.5 ± 7.314.4 ± 8.20.04
No. of residents per year, mean ± SD15.2 ± 15.614.7 ± 9.20.9
No. of medical students per year, mean ± SD12.5 ± 11.410.9 ± 6.30.6
Previous experience with evaluation tools11 (48)10 (42)0.8
Specialty0.9
 General surgery17 (74)18 (75))
 Other subspecialty6 (26)6 (25)
Practice setting1.0
 Academic19 (83)22 (92)
 Community4 (17)2 (8)0.1
University appointment22 (96)20 (83)
Sex0.8
 Female5 (22)6 (25)
 Male18 (78)18 (75)
  • SD = standard deviation.

  • * Except where noted otherwise.