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Table 7 Final backward regression models of the relationship between selection criteria and academic performance in specific ‘clinically-based units

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

  Foundations of clinical practice (Level 3) (N=414) Clinical skills (Level 5) (N=276) General practice (Level 5) (N=276) Obstetrics & gynaecology (Level 5) (N=276)
Age (yr) Beta −0.138 −0.243 −0.160 −0.294
P value 0.002 <0.001 0.006 <0.001
Sex (F=0/M=1) Beta −0.166 −0.111 −0.141 −0.146
P value <0.001 0.047 0.016 0.010
GPA at entry Beta 0.295   0.133 0.197
P value <0.001   0.023 0.001
Interview score Beta    0.172 0.120
P value    0.003 0.032
Health/Allied health background Beta 0.189 0.214 0.217 0.184
P value <0.001 0.001 <0.001 0.001
Humanities/Law/Business/Commerce background Beta   −0.118   
P value   0.041   
Physical sciences background Beta     0.108
P value     0.054
Rural entry Beta     
P value
IRSAD decile (0=1-8, 1=9-10) Beta 0.116   0.124  
P value 0.010   0.029
GAMSAT score Beta 0.143 0.313 0.180  
P value 0.003 <0.001 0.002
R 2   20.1% 20.0% 15.9% 19.4%
  1. (Significant P-values are boldfaced).