|Average score of criteria that may positively affect the acceptance of an applicant to residency programs in Kuwait, 2011|
|2||Grade Point Average (GPA)||3.78|
|3||Honors during medical school||3.67|
|5||Grades in required clerkships||3.43|
|6/7||Electives in required clerkships||3.41|
|8/9||Medical school reputation||3.39|
|10||Grades in clinical courses||3.37|
|11||Publications in indexed journals||3.33|
|12||Rank on class during medical school||3.27|
|13||Attending scientific conferences during medical school||3.15|
|14||Grades in pre-clinical courses||2.98|
|15||Meaningful involvement in extracurricular activities during medical school||2.87|
5 = critical; if present usually guarantee selecting the applicant.
4 = important; if present is very useful in selecting the applicant.
3 = not very important, but useful if present.
2 = rarely considered when selecting residents.
1 = not important at all when selecting residents.
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Marwan and Ayed BMC Medical Education 2013 13:4 doi:10.1186/1472-6920-13-4