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Table 4 Univariate Analysis of Intercalated Student Performance in years 4–5

From: An intercalated BSc degree is associated with higher marks in subsequent medical school examinations

Assessment Type Year Exam Mark Band1 Intercalated
% (n)
Non-Intercalated
% (n)
P-value2
Written 4 WR4
Specialist Clinical Practice II
(n = 861)
1 14.9 (23) 5.5 (39) < 0.001
    2 50.0 (77) 37.3 (264)  
    3 27.3 (42) 40.0 (283)  
    4 7.1 (11) 15.6 (110)  
    Fail 0.6 (1) 1.6 (11)  
OSCE 4 OSCE4
Clinical Practice
(n = 861)
1 13.0 (20) 7.4 (52) 0.015
    2 43.5 (67) 35.9 (254)  
    3 34.4 (53) 41.4 (293)  
    4 8.4 (13) 12.6 (89)  
    Fail 0.6 (1) 2.7 (19)  
  5 OSCE5
Finals
(n = 861)
1 20.1 (31) 10.7 (76) 0.025
    2 47.4 (73) 48.8 (345)  
    3 25.3 (39) 31.3 (221)  
    4 5.2 (8) 6.9 (49)  
    Fail 1.9 (3) 2.3 (16)  
Journal-style paper (essay) 4 JP4
Student Selected Module IV
(n = 861)
1 17.5 (27) 13.0 (92) 0.417
    2 63.0 (97) 64.1 (453)  
    3 18.2(28) 21.9 (155)  
    4 1.3 (2) 1.0 (7)  
    Fail 0 (0) 0 (0)  
  5 JP5:1
Elective
(n = 861)
1 22.1 (34) 12.2 (86) < 0.001
    2 54.5 (84) 47.7 (337)  
    3 20.1 (31) 31.5 (223)  
    4 3.2 (5) 8.6 (61)  
    Fail 0 (0) 0 (0)  
   JP5:2
Paramedical Elective
(n = 861)
1 29.9 (45) 21.6 (153) 0.220
    2 50.6 (78) 56.0 (396)  
    3 17.5 (27) 20.2 (143)  
    4 2.6 (4) 2.1 (15)  
    Fail 0 (0) 0 (0)  
  1. 1 Mark bands were categorised into their 5 locally-used bands: 1 = outstanding, CAS marks 18–20; 2 = very good, CAS marks 15–17; 3 = good, CAS marks 12–14; 4 = pass, CAS marks 9–11; Fail = CAS marks 0–8.
  2. 2 P-value from chi-square test