Medical student selection criteria and their influence on demographic characteristics and academic outcomes in a new graduate entry medical programme at The University of Western Australia

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Abstract

A graduate-entry Doctor of Medicine degree commenced at the University of Western Australia in 2014. Selection criteria included measures of prior academic achievement, aptitude testing (GAMSAT) and structured interview.

This study examined the relationship between students' pathway of entry, selection criteria performance, socioeconomic background, demographic characteristics and academic outcomes in the first two years of the course.

Results demonstrated higher GAMSAT scores were achieved by male students. Interview performance was better in students with a health sciences background and older age. Prior academic achievement and GAMSAT scores were predictors for course performance, whereas humanities backgrounds predicted poorer course performance.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date3 Nov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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