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Table 3 Educational profiles of graduate entrants by type of medicine programme

From: Impact of accelerated, graduate-entry medicine courses: a comparison of profile, success, and specialty destination between graduate entrants to accelerated or standard medicine courses in UK

Medicine Programme type 4 year accelerated 5 yr. course 5 year 6 year significance
Highest prior qualification (HESA)
    UK first degree 83.1% 70.7% 85.2% 85.1% Chi-square = 90.3, 24 df, p < .001
    EU degree 1.9% # 2.5% #  
    International degree 3.5% # 7.9% #  
    UK higher degree 10.7% # 3.9% #  
    Other # # # #  
GAMSAT reported degree characteristics
Degree subject      Chi-square = 13.2, 9 df, p = .156
    biology/life sciences 55.1% # 63.3% #  
    other health profession 7.0% # # #  
    physical sciences 17.7% # 12.9% #  
    arts, humanities, soc. sciences 20.2% # 21.1% #  
Degree class      
    1st 18.6% # 18.9% # Chi-square = 6.41, 6 df, p = .379
    2i 59.3% # 63.2% #  
    2ii 22.1% # 17.9% #  
Highest degree
    Bachelors 72.5% # 78.4% # Chi-square = 18.4, 9 df, p = .031
    Masters 15.3% # 12.6% #  
    Doctorate 6.3% # # #  
HESA Tariff
    imputed 270 284 290 276 ***
    original (n = 450) 243a #b 312b #a ANOVA, F(3,467) = 8.826, p < .001
UKCAT
imputed 2556 2451 2458 2474 ***
    original (n = 1920) 2,581a #b 2,455b #a,b ANOVA, F(3,2009) = 45.6, p < .001
GAMSAT
    imputed 61.6 60.2 59.1 59.7 ***
    original (n = 740) 62.2b #a,b 57.9a #a,b ANOVA, F(3,745) = 16.4, p < .001
  1. # - figure suppressed due to disclosure controls, *** p<0.001
  2. Note that because of statistical disclosure controls, percentages are sometimes omitted (see Methods). Superscripts indicate homogenous subsets (p < .05) for original data only on ANOVA tests