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Table 1 Univariate analysis of students that: did not intercalate, intercalated internally, and those that intercalated elsewhere.

From: The effect of an intercalated BSc on subsequent academic performance

  Total (n = 1158) Did not Intercalate (n = 533) Intercalated: Internal (n = 564) Intercalated: External (n = 61) P-value
Course, n(%)      
   Medicine MBBS 1085 465 (42.9) 560 (51.6) 60 (5.5) P < 0.0001
   Extended MBBS 24 19 (79.2) 4 (16.7) 1 (4.2)  
   Graduate MBBS 49 49 (100) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
Year, n(%)      
   2006/7 346 146 (42.2) 180 (52.0) 20 (5.8) P = 0.539
   2007/8 402 193 (48.0) 190 (47.3) 19 (4.7)  
   2008/9 410 194 (47.3) 194 (47.3) 22 (5.4)  
Graduate, n(%)      
   No 847 227 (26.8) 559 (66.0) 61 (7.2) P < 0.0001
   Yes 311 306 (98.4) 5 (1.6) 0 (0.0)  
Year of Intercalation, n(%)      
   Between Yr 2&3 496 n/a 460 (92.7) 36 (7.3) P < 0.0001
   Between Yr 3&4 73 n/a 58 (79.5) 15 (20.5)  
   Between Yr 4&5 47 n/a 38 (80.9) 9 (19.2)  
Exam Results, mean(sd)      
   Year 1 67.0 (7.3) 68.3 (7.8) 66.3 (6.7) 64.3 (6.7) P < 0.00001
   Year 2 66.1 (6.4) 66.6 (6.9) 65.9 (6.2) 64.3 (5.2) P = 0.0175
   Year 3 73.0 (6.6) 73.2 (6.6) 73.0 (6.6) 72.0 (6.7) P = 0.3816
   Year 4 68.4 (5.8) 68.6 (6.0) 68.4 (5.6) 66.4 (6.0) P = 0.0225
   Year 5 69.2 (5.8) 69.3 (5.8) 69.2 (5.7) 67.9 (6.2) P = 0.1684
Foundation Score 71.1 (9.4) 70.4 (10.2) 71.8 (8.6) 70.0 (9.4) P = 0.1399
Application Score 34.1 (7.3) 33.1 (7.8) 35.0 (6.7) 33.7 (8.0) P = 0.0024
Quartile, n(%)      P = 0.1660
   Quartile 1 (top) 186 80 (23.5) 95 (26.3) 11 (31.4)  
   Quartile 2 188 77 (22.6) 99 (27.4) 12 (34.3)  
   Quartile 3 194 92 (27.0) 95 (26.2) 7 (20.0)  
   Quartile 4 170 92 (27.0) 73 (20.2) 5 (14.3)