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Table 1 Number of graduates of each Medical School, as well as males and females, completing the primary FRCA examination and those that passed the examination first time and with the first time pass rates, with lower and upper 95% confidence intervals

From: An evaluation of the performance in the UK Royal College of Anaesthetists primary examination by UK medical school and gender

Medical School Number Completing Exam Number Passing First Time First Time Pass rate (%) with 95% Confidence Intervals (lower limit, upper limit)
Oxford 54 50 92.6 (83.3, 97.5)
Cambridge 64 52 81.3 (70.4, 89.3)
Nottingham 151 112 74.2 (66.8, 80.7)
Birmingham 156 114 73.1 (65.7, 79.6)
Edinburgh 151 109 72.2 (64.7, 78.9)
Newcastle Upon Tyne 111 77 69.4 (60.4, 77.4)
Bristol 139 96 69.1 (61.1, 76.3)
Wales 121 80 66.1 (57.4, 74.1)
Manchester 243 158 65.0 (58.9, 70.8)
Liverpool 111 69 62.2 (52.9, 70.8)
Leeds 118 73 61.9 (52.9, 70.3)
Southampton 104 63 60.6 (51.0, 69.6)
London 949 569 60.0 (56.8, 63.0)
Sheffield 141 81 57.5 (49.2, 65.4)
Leicester 98 54 55.1 (45.2, 64.7)
Glasgow 194 105 54.1 (47.1, 61.0)
Aberdeen 127 67 52.8 (44.1, 61.3)
Dundee 107 40 37.4 (28.7, 46.8)
Belfast 45 10 22.2 (12.0, 35.9)
Male 1774 1133 63.9 (61.6, 66.1)*
Female 1410 846 60.0 (57.4, 62.5)*
All 3184 1979 62.2 (60.5, 63.8)
  1. * Chi squared = 4.99, p = 0.025
  2. Medical schools listed in rank order of the pass rate.