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Table 3 Performance outcomes in OSCEs and MCQ tests by medical school affiliation

From: How the introduction of OSCEs has affected the time students spend studying: results of a nationwide study

Medical school n b Average grade on OSCEsa Average grade on MCQ testsa p c
Mean Mean
I 22 3.52 2.90 <  0.01
V 16 3.38 2.47 <  0.01
VI 52 3.53 2.73 <  0.01
VII 42 3.61 3.00 <  0.01
IX 35 3.48 3.01 <  0.01
XI 34 3.26 2.86 <  0.01
XIV 72 3.12 2.76 <  0.01
XXI 54 2.89 2.60 <  0.01
XXIV 48 3.38 3.03 <  0.01
XXVIII 58 3.37 2.54 <  0.01
XXXI 57 3.38 2.81 <  0.01
XXVII 4 3.75 2.13 0.01
III 17 3.54 3.12 0.02
XIII 15 3.40 2.93 0.02
XXV 6 3.42 2.62 0.06
XXIX 5 3.60 3.00 0.07
XXXII 49 3.06 2.89 0.08
VIII 39 2.96 2.79 0.09
XX 4 2.50 3.00 0.09
XXII 8 3.25 3.00 0.10
XVI 43 3.24 3.08 0.13
XXX 23 2.98 2.72 0.16
XVII 105 3.05 2.95 0.19
XIX 8 3.19 2.84 0.21
X 122 2.60 2.66 0.38
XII 33 2.81 2.71 0.38
XVIII 2 3.25 2.75 0.50
XXIII 20 3.10 3.14 0.88
IV 62 2.96 2.97 0.92
XXVI 31 2.81 2.81 0.96
II 12 3.33 3.33 1.00
XV 13 2.85 3.48 0.01
  1. aOverall average grade across all assessments of that kind as reported by the students. We used a 4.0 grading scale (minimum–maximum, 0.0–4.0)
  2. bNumber of responses
  3. cA paired t-test was used