Table 2

Correlations of medical school performance and Guardian scores.

Years data are mainly based on

Guardian scores

Part 1

Part 2

PACES


2005–2006

Overall score

0.578

p = 0.010

0.558

p = 0.013

0.398

p = 0.092

Teaching score (based on National Student Survey) (Note:N = 14)

0.218

p = 0.454

0.242

p = 0.405

0.262

p = 0.366

Feedback score (based on National Student Survey) (Note: N = 14)

-0.101

p = 0.731

-0.048

p = 0.871

0.088

p = 0.765

Spending per student

0.414

p = 0.078

0.363

p = 0.127

0.131

p = 0.594

Staff/student ratio

0.001

p = 0.998

-0.108

p = 0.941

-0.077

p = 0.755

Entry score (based on UCAS tariff scores)

0.603

p = 0.006

0.612

p = 0.005

0.572

p = 0.011

2003–2004

Overall score

0.540

p = 0.017

0.486

p = 0.035

0.308

p = 0.200

Staff score

0.118

p = 0.630

0.081

p = 0.741

0.035

p = 0.888

Spending per student

0.499

p = 0.030

0.445

p = 0.056

0.239

p = 0.325

Staff/student ratio

0.223

p = 0.358

0.191

p = 0.434

0.128

p = 0.601

Entry score (based on UCAS tariff scores)

0.561

p = 0.013

0.590

p = 0.008

0.581

p = 0.009


Correlations at the medical school level between performance at Part 1, Part 2 and PACES and the variables derived by the Guardian from HESA and other statistics (see the text). Values in bold are significant with p < 0.05. N = 19 for most variables, except for those based on the National Student Survey, which has N = 14 owing to either to low numbers of respondents or differences between UK regions.

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

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