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Table 2 Selection processes modelled

From: Would changing the selection process for GP trainees stem the workforce crisis? A cohort study using multiple-imputation and simulation

Random selection: The baseline condition in which trainees are selected at random from Round 1 applications until all training posts are filled.
2015 selection process: The actual selection process used in 2015 in which applications in both Rounds 1 and 2 had to achieve a cut score of 181 on each Stage 2 test and obtain a final Stage 3 outcome of “demonstrated competency for training” to be offered a training post. Note that the constraints imposed by these cut scores meant that in practice it was not possible for more than 3000 training posts to be filled.
Stage 2 selection only: Round 1 applications are sorted on their total Stage 2 scores and trainees selected from the highest to lowest scores until all posts are filled. No cut score is applied.
Stage 3 selection only: Round 1 applications are sorted on their Stage 3 total scores and trainees selected from the highest to lowest scores until all posts are filled. No cut score is applied.
  1. Applications withdrawing from the selection process or declining offers are excluded from all processes. A second selection round (Round 2) is only required for the 2015 selection process: for all other processes, all training posts would be filled during Round 1