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Table 8 Relationship of qualification year with each test outcome when controlling for sex, ethnicity and qualification region

From: Are the General Medical Council’s Tests of Competence fair to long standing doctors? A retrospective cohort study

  Effect of qualification year in doctors under investigation Effect of qualification year in volunteer group
Knowledge test Early graduates perform worse than more recent graduates No relationship, performance remains consistent
OSCE overall Early graduates perform worse than more recent graduates No relationship, performance remains consistent
Basic life support station No relationship No relationship
Communication skills station Early graduates perform worse than more recent graduates Early graduates perform well, more recent graduates perform even better
Physical examination station No relationship No relationship