|Average score of criteria that may negatively affect the acceptance of an applicant to residency programs in Kuwait, 2011|
|1||Received disciplinary action in medical school||3.83|
|2||Received failure in a required clerkship||3.54|
|3||Took extended time to graduate for academic reasons||3.47|
|4||Spent a long period after internship to apply for a residency program||3.10|
|5||Graduated in the lower third of class||2.98|
|6||Received a failure in a preclinical course||2.84|
|7||Had family responsibilities||2.27|
|8||Did not participate in extracurricular activities during medical school||2.16|
5 = critically concerning; if present usually guarantee rejecting the applicant.
4 = very concerning; if present is likely used to reject the applicant.
3 = not very concerning; may be considered to reject applicants if there is a strong competition between applicants.
2 = rarely considered as concerning; rarely used to reject applicants.
1 = not a concern; not used at all in rejecting applicants.
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