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Table 2 Correlation between measures of admission and outcomes (Pearson’s r)

From: Selection into medical school: from tools to domains

  Year 5 written exam Year 5 OSCE Year 5 aggregate mark
UMAT section 1 (“Logical reasoning and problem solving”) 0.23** 0.16** 0.22**
UMAT section 2 (“Understanding people”) 0.19** 0.22** 0.24**
UMAT section 3 (“Non-verbal reasoning”) 0.01 −0.02 −0.01
Human biology course 0.34** 0.23** 0.31**
Biochemistry course 0.32** 0.24** 0.31**
Cellular biology course 0.30** 0.18** 0.26**
Chemistry course 0.24** 0.00 0.11**
Physics course 0.22** 0.05 0.13**
Epidemiology and public health course 0.34** 0.20** 0.29**
Communication skills course 0.17** 0.22** 0.23**
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01