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Table 1 Distribution of the 140 Students Regarding their Exposure to Medical Ethics(ME) Education and Ethical Dilemmas

From: Must we remain blind to undergraduate medical ethics education in Africa? A cross-sectional study of Nigerian medical students

Issue Response Number %
Previous formal exposure to ME Yes 83 59.3
No 48 34.3
Not Sure 9 6.4
Main Type of ME exposure Orientation talk 38 45.8
  Clinical teachings
Special NMA lecture
Not specified
9
5
31
10.8
6.0
37.4
Satisfied with ME knowledge Yes 50 35.7
  No
Not sure
65
25
46.4
17.9
Main ME information source Media/internet 76 54.3
  Medical books
Medical journals
Clinical teachings
Ethics textbooks
Miscellaneous
Didactic lectures
44
11
1
0
8
0
31.4
7.9
0.7
0
5.7
0
Ethical dilemma experience Often
Sometimes
Never
Not sure
18
73
24
25
12.9
52.1
17.1
17.9
Teachers’ unethical conduct Often
Sometimes
Never
Not sure
35
74
12
19
25
52.9
8.6
13.6
  1. Key: NMA-Nigerian Medical Association
  2. Often-at least weekly
  3. Sometimes—monthly/less frequently/seldom
  4. Never—no incident experienced