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Table 5 Final backward regression models of the relationship between selection criteria and demographics for GEMP students 2005–2012 and academic performance as assessed by overall and yearly WAM for Core units

From: Predicting academic outcomes in an Australian graduate entry medical programme

  WAM overall (N=219) WAM bridging (N=421) WAM year 3 (N=414) WAM year 4 (N=344) WAM year 5 (N=276) WAM year 6 (N=219)
Age (yr) Beta −0.186 −0.147 −0.118 −0.163 −0.266 −0.136
  P value 0.003 0.001 0.007 0.001 <0.001 0.047
Sex (F=0/M=1) Beta    −0.078   −0.155  
  P value    0.080   0.005  
GPA at entry Beta 0.369 0.347 0.354 0.303 0.159 0.155
  P value <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 0.004 0.022
Interview score Beta 0.159    0.092 0.109 0.168
  P value 0.007    0.069 0.043 0.011
Health/Allied health background Beta 0.272 0.168 0.194 0.278 0.272 0.267
  P value <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Humanities/Law/Business/Commerce background Beta −0.170 −0.127    −0.111 −0.118
  P value 0.006 0.003    0.046 0.081
Physical sciences background Beta       
  P value       
Rural entry Beta 0.104    0.148   0.113
  P value 0.092    0.005   0.090
IRSAD decile (0=1-8, 1=9-10) Beta 0.122 0.107 0.134 0.091   
  P value 0.042 0.010 0.002 0.068   
GAMSAT score Beta 0.348 0.286 0.246 0.203 0.283 0.157
  P value <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 0.019
R 2   31.0% 30.3% 25.4% 20.1% 26.2% 14.8%
  1. (Significant P-values are boldfaced).