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Table 2 Correlations between performance on MRCP(UK) and MRCGP components

From: Cross-comparison of MRCGP & MRCP(UK) in a database linkage study of 2,284 candidates taking both examinations: assessment of validity and differential performance by ethnicity

  MRCP(UK) Part 1 MRCP(UK) Part 2 MRCP(UK) PACES
MRCGP AKT r = .673 r = .600 r = .471
Total mark p < .001 p < .001 p < .001
  N = 1,988 N = 1,131 N = 943
r d = .748 r d = .698 r d = .555
MRCGP AKT r = .662 r = .570 r = .438
Clinical Medicine p < .001 p < .001 p < .001
  N = 1,988 N = 1,131 N = 943
MRCGP AKT r = .457 r = .425 r = .369
Evidence interpretation p < .001 p < .001 p < .001
  N = 1,988 N = 1,131 N = 943
MRCGP AKT r = .314 r = .319 r = .223
Organisational questions p < .001 p < .001 p < .001
  N = 1,988 N = 1,131 N = 943
MRCGP CSA r = .348 r = .386 r = .496
Total mark p < .001 p < .001 p < .001
  N = 1,988 N = 1,131 N = 943
r d = .421 r d = .489 r d = .636
MRCGP CSA r = .315 r = .368 r = .473
Old Format (to May 2010) p < .001 p < .001 p < .001
  N = 1,479 N = 849 N = 717
MRCGP CSA r = .430 r = .440 r = .582
New Format (Sep 2010 onwards) p < .001 p < .001 p < .001
  N = 509 N = 282 N = 226
  1. Notes: Correlations are given as between the three parts of MRCP(UK) (columns) with performance at the MRCGP AKT (overall, in bold; and with its three sub-scores), and with the MRCGP CSA, overall, in bold; and separately for the old and new format CSA. Conventional, empirical correlations (r) are shown at the top of each cell, whereas correlations disattenuated for unreliability (rd) are shown at the bottom of the main cells.