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Table 2 Impact on training for trainees who have worked with part-time trainees

From: In search of work/life balance: trainee perspectives on part-time obstetrics and gynaecology specialist training

  Part-time trainees Full-time trainees
  n(%) total n = 13 n(%) total n = 62
Advantages of part time training   
   - flexible roster 10 (78%)* 25 (40%)*
   - improved morale 6 (46%) 23 (37%)
   - care for family member 1 (8%) 17 (27%)
   - other   3 (5%)
Disadvantages of part-time training   
   - difficulties with rostering 4 (31%) 12 (14%)
   - increased workload 1 (8%) 11 (12%)
   - poor continuity of care 5 (38%) 17 (27%)
   - other 2 (15%) 3 (5%)
Do you support the concept of part-time training? All respondents (n = 105) By training status
Yes 94 (90%) FT 80 (90%)
PT 14 (93%)
No 6 (6%) FT 6 (10%)
PT 0 (0%)
No response 5 (5%)  
  1. *Significant difference between responses of FT trainee and PT trainee responses (p = .016, χ 2)