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Table 2 Distribution of the 140 Medical Students Regarding their views on other Issues relevant to their need for Medical Ethics (ME) Education

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

Issue Response Number %
ME should be taught formally to medical students Yes
No
Not sure
137
2
1
97.9
1.4
0.7
ME should be a mandatory course and be assessed Yes
No
Not sure
123
11
6
87.9
7.9
4.3
Best time to introduce the ME course 1st session
2nd MB class
3rd MB class
4th MB class
5th MB class
Not sure
3
14
31
23
11
55
2.2
10.2
22.6
16.8
8
40.1
Duration of ME teaching needed <one year
One year
>one year
Continuous
Not sure
22
16
29
41
32
15.7
11.4
20.7
29.3
22.9
The most important quality in ME teachers Character
Competence
Any of the 2
Others
Not sure
97
18
11
2
12
69.3
12.9
7.9
1.4
8.6
ME is best taught by medical doctors Yes
No
Not sure
129
2
9
92.1
1.4
6.4
ME is important for professional practice Yes
No
Not sure
132
6
2
94.3
4.3
1.4
ME is just ‘common sense’ Yes
No
Not sure
41
85
14
29.3
60.7
10
Every student should be interested in ME Yes
No
Not sure
130
7
3
92.9
5
2.1