Table 1

Correlations of medical school performance and compositional variables

Part 1

Part 2

PACES


Mean pre-admission qualifications at A-levels or Highers

0.779

p = 0.000085

0.773

p = 0.000011

0.704

p = 0.00076

Interest in career in hospital medicine at application

0.205

p = 0.401

0.196

p = 0.421

0.223

p = 0.358

Interest in career in hospital medicine in final year

0.510

p = 0.026

0.522

p = 0.022

0.500

p = 0.029

Interest of teaching in general medicine

0.588

p = 0.0081

0.568

p = 0.011

0.483

p = 0.036

Difficulty of teaching in general medicine

0.128

p = 0.603

0.143

p = 0.559

0.153

p = 0.532

Usefulness of teaching in general medicine

0.223

p = 0.358

0.234

p = 0.334

0.219

p = 0.369

More time needed for teaching of general medicine

0.023

p = 0.926

0.009

p = 0.972

-0.049

p = 0.842

Percentage of graduates taking MRCP(UK)

0.613

p = 0.005

0.575

p = 0.010

0.478

p = 0.038

Pass rate at MRCGP, 1988–1991

0.601

p = 0.0065

0.611

p = 0.0054

0.532

p = 0.019

Pass rate at MRCGP, 2003–2006

0.690

p = 0.0011

0.726

p = 0.0004

0.792

p = 0.00005


Correlations at the medical school level (n = 19) between performance at Part 1, Part 2 and PACES and compositional variables describing the medical schools. Values in bold are significant with p < 0.05.

McManus et al. BMC Medicine 2008 6:5   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-6-5

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