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Table 5 Baseline demographics and surgical experience of SEAD participants (n = 18)

From: Surgical exploration and discovery program: inaugural involvement of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery

Gender Male 7
Female 11
Age 20 to 22 12
23 to 25 2
>25 4
Education Bachelor’s degree 14
Master’s degree 3
PhD 1
Cases observed prior to participating in SEAD program 0 0
1 to 5 5
6 to 10 6
11 o 15 1
16 to 20 5
>20 1
Number of surgical specialties observed prior to participating in SEAD program Mean 2.22
Median 2
Range 4
Interest in a surgical career prior to participating in SEAD program Very interested 13
Somewhat interested 5
Not interested 0
Learned suturing skills prior to participating in SEAD program No 4
Yes, before medical school 2
Yes, suturing workshops in medical school 12
Participated in Simulation Session(s) prior to participation in SEAD program No 16
Yes 2