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Table 3 Multivariate linear regression analysis of student performance on overall foundation programme score and application score.

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

  Overall Foundation Programme Score Application Score Quartile Score
  Coefficient 95% CI P-value Coefficient 95% CI P-value Odds Ratio 95% CI P-value
Course    P = 0.0010    P = 0.0276    P = 0.0002
   Medicine MBBS Ref Ref   Ref Ref   Ref Ref  
   Extended MBBS -2.38 (-5.96 to 1.19)   -0.77 (-3.59 to 2.05)   0.29 (0.11 to 0.71)  
   Graduate MBBS 4.80 (2.09 to 7.51)   2.86 (0.72 to 4.99)   2.98 (1.47 to 6.06)  
Year    P < 0.00001    P < 0.00001    P = 0.9619
   2007/8 Ref Ref   Ref Ref   Ref Ref  
   2008/9 6.47 (5.29 to 7.64)   6.62 (5.69 to 7.54)   0.99 (0.75 to 1.32)  
Year 1 result 0.44 (0.35 to 0.53) P < 0.00001 0.16 (0.09 to 0.22) P < 0.00001 1.19 (1.16 to 1.22) P < 0.00001
Graduate    P = 0.0001    P = 0.0001    P = 0.3746
   No Ref Ref   Ref Ref   Ref Ref  
   Yes 3.95 (1.95 to 5.96)   3.15 (1.57 to 4.73)   1.24 (0.77 to 2.01)  
Intercalation    P < 0.00001    P < 0.00001    P = 0.0003
   Did not Intercalate Ref Ref   Ref Ref   Ref Ref  
   Intercalated: Internal 6.07 (4.52 to 7.62)   4.59 (3.36 to 5.81)   2.18 (1.48 to 3.19)  
   Intercalated: External 4.94 (2.07 to 7.82)   3.38 (1.11 to 5.64)   2.06 (1.02 to 4.16)  
  1. Overall score (comprised of academic quartile score and application form score) was used as the outcome to examine the effect of intercalation. This was followed by application score as the outcome. Ordered logistic regression analysis of student performance was used for quartile score. Quartile score (from exam results and subsequent position in cohort) was used as the outcome for this analysis. The model was adjusted for baseline Year 1 results, graduate status, year of graduation, and course type.