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Table 1 Student performance by curriculum year for the final internal medicine exams

From: The validity and reliability of the sixth-year internal medical examination administered at the King Abdulaziz University Medical College

Curriculum year Total Number of students 846 Mean and SD for MCQ (final) Out of 20 Mean and SD for OSCE 2013 (final) AND FINAL CLINICAL (final) 2012 out 30 Mean and SD for continuous assessment out of 20 *Mean and SD for total final mark out of 100 (all year)
2013 402 (47.5%) 14.4 SD 2.68 22.34 SD 4.62 18.07 SD 2.56 77.23 SD 11.136
1st and 2nd semester 200 (23.6%) 202 (23.9%)
2012 444 (52.5%) 14.0510 SD 2.61 21.08 SD 3.62 19.25 SD 1.56 74.40 SD9.98
1st and 2nd semester 230 (27.2%) 214 (25.3%)
Standardized mean differences   0.34 1,3 −1.2 .28
P value   .28 .001 .001 .002
  1. *The final summative mark is 100 (30 for the midterm exam, 50 for the final exam and 20 for the continuous assessment). The midterm exams were not compared between the students of 2012 and those of 2013, because approximately 24 students from the 2011 group had failed the course before the new curriculum was adopted; thus, these students took only the final exam with the new curriculum group of 2012.