Numbers of attempts at Part 1, Part 2 and PACES. Top row: The figures show, for Part 1, Part 2 and PACES, the highest number of attempts at the examination (grey bars), and if the examination was passed, the attempt at which it was passed (pale green bars). Bottom row: The same data as in the top row but the ordinate is on a logarithmic scale. The fitted lines are lowess curves, blue for highest attempt and green for attempt at which the examination was passed. PACES, Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills.
McManus and Ludka BMC Medicine 2012 10:60 doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-60