Correlation between admission criteria and the subsequent academic performance in a medical school

Mahmoud, Syed and Bin-Jaliah, Ismaeel and Kumar, Ashish and Ponnamperuma, Gominda and Davis, Margery (2008) Correlation between admission criteria and the subsequent academic performance in a medical school. In: The International European Medical Education Conference (AMEE2008), organised by the Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), August-September 2008, Prague, Czech Republic.

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Background: Medical schools need selection procedures that are evidence based and legally defensible. The present study was structured to assess the strength of relationship between the admission criteria and academic performance of students which have been addressed previously by other authors considering alternative variables. Summary of work: This was a retrospective longitudinal study using results of five MBBS batches at Baqai Medical School. The aggregate scores of Secondary school certificate (SSC), Higher school certificate (HSC) and aptitude test (pre-admission variables) were correlated with aggregate scores in first, second, third and final professional exams (post-admission variables). The predictive validity of the SSC, HSC and aptitude test scores were also explored. Statistical analysis was carried out using SPSS version 10 software. Summary of results/Conclusions: The null to low correlations between pre-admission variables and post-admission variables found in this study suggest that the current selection methods employed were affecting the screening process and would subsequently be poor predictors of students’ academic performance during the five year medical course. Take-home messages: Admission predominantly on the basis of previous academic performance can be biased and presumptuous generating a preferable need to develop and apply congruently agglomerated and validated multiple selection tools.

Item Type|تصنيف النتاج العلمي: Conference or Workshop Item | مؤتمرات وورش عمل (Lecture)
Subjects | مجال موضوع النشر: Education
Medicine and Surgery
Divisions | الكلية: College of Medicine > Physiology
Depositing User: Prof. Ismaeel Bin-Jaliah
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2019 06:16
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019 06:16
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/4103

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