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Table 6 Final backward regression models of the relationship between selection criteria and academic performance in specific ‘knowledge’-based units

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

  Pathology, pharmacology and microbiology (Level 3) (N=414) Science and practice of medicine (Level 4) (N=344)
Age (yr) Beta −0.084 −0.141
P value 0.062 0.005
Sex (F=0/M=1) Beta   
P value
GPA at entry Beta 0.336 0.278
P value <0.001 <0.001
Interview score Beta   
P value
Health/Allied health background Beta 0.156 0.240
P value 0.001 <0.001
Humanities/Law/Business/Commerce background Beta −0.079  
P value 0.080
Physical sciences background Beta   
P value
Rural entry Beta   0.183
P value   <0.001
IRSAD decile (0=1-8, 1=9-10) Beta 0.136  
P value 0.002
GAMSAT score Beta 0.265 0.253
P value <0.001 <0.001
R 2   24.8% 18.4%
  1. (Significant P-values are boldfaced).