Table 1

Sample distribution and summary statistics for participants (N=99 559)

Participants, n (%)Nationally, %
Gender
 Female60 815 (61.08)54.96*
 Male38 744 (38.92)45.04*
Area (home location)
 Rural41 538 (41.72)34.73*
 Urban58 021 (58.28)65.27*
Learning phase
 General education14 774 (14.84)
 Basic medical education43 026 (43.22)
 Clinical medical education30 869 (31.01)
 Clerkship rotation10 890 (10.94)
Academic performance
 Top 10%14 138 (14.20)
 10%–25%22 302 (22.40)
 25%–50%35 687 (35.85)
 50%–75%21 112 (21.21)
 Bottom 25%6320 (6.35)
  • *Data source: China Medical Student Survey in 2019, a survey with nationally representativeness, conducted by National Centre for Health Professionals Education Development, authorised by Ministry of Education and National Health Commission.27