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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Branday, Joseph M.; Wierenga, Andrea M.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Article Title
Changes in the Selection Criteria for the MBBS Degree, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mona: An Early Evaluation [Abstract]
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2003
Volume ID
52
Issue ID
Suppl. 5
Page(s)
28-29
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
Objective: To describe the recent changes in selection criteria for entry to undergraduate medical training in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Mona and the relationship of entry ratings to early performance. Methods: The changes in the selection criteria were described for all students who entered the newly restructured undergraduate medical programme at Mona. The data on the academic and non-academic ratings, individually totalled, age, gender and year 1 and 2 grades for the first two classes were used to evaluate the effect of these changes. Conclusions: This early evaluation suggests that the selection process maintains the academic quality of the entrants. Although the students' early academic performance supports the inclusion of non-academic criteria, long-term effects on overall performance remain to be seen.....
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