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Table 2 Student Veritas group perceptions

From: Students helping students: vertical peer mentoring to enhance the medical school experience

Survey questions 2011 2012 2013 2014 p value
N % N % N % N %
Discussed professionalism questions or issues 60 48.4 130 75.6 178 91.3 150 94.3 <0.0001
Shared information regarding academic planning 94 74.6 158 91.3 183 93.9 149 93.7 <0.0001
Helped me know what to do to prepare for the next year 87 69.6 152 88.4 174 89.2 140 88.1 <0.0001
Provided networking opportunities 60 47.6 108 63.2 115 59.3 118 74.2 <0.0001
Allowed a safe place for discussion of personal issues 63 50.8 115 67.3 158 81.4 136 85.5 <0.0001
Provided peer support 94 74.6 146 84.4 180 92.8 150 94.3 <0.0001
Promoted relationships between classes 65 52.0 119 68.8 162 83.5 133 83.7 <0.0001
Helped me get to know others in my class 82 65.6 136 78.6 164 84.5 139 87.4 <0.0001
Helped me feel like I wasn’t alone 85 68.6 132 76.3 174 90.2 142 89.3 <0.0001
Discussed emotional issues related to patient care 27 22.3 77 44.8 137 70.6 128 81.0 <0.0001
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD  
Overall, experiences with my Veritas student group have increased my satisfaction with medical school 3.26 1.06 3.63 0.83 3.78 0.82 3.97 0.89 <0.0001