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Table 1 Participants’ Characteristics

From: Undergraduate medical students’ perceptions, attitudes, and competencies in evidence-based medicine (EBM), and their understanding of EBM reality in Syria

Variables N %
Gender Male 29 58
Female 21 42
Educational level Basic science (pre-clinical) years 12 24
Clinical years 38 76
Previous EBM exposure Read about or attended a lecture 28 56
Had a formal EBM training 0 0
Previous research exposure Participated in ≥ 1 research activity 31 62
No previous research exposure 19 38
Frequency of online search for evidence ≥ once per week 16 32
< once per week, or not at all 34 68
First source sought for evidence (before the course) Google 23 46
UpToDateTM 13 26
PubMed 7 14
The Cochrane library 1 2
Other 3 6