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Table 1 Short- and long-term outcomes associated with student publication in the NZMSJ

From: Publication in a medical student journal predicts short- and long-term academic success: a matched-cohort study

Variable Publication in NZMSJ, N = 49 (33.3%) No publication in NZMSJ, N = 98 (66.7%) Univariate OR (95% CI) P value
Gender   1.000
 Female 19 (38.8%) 38 (38.8%) 1.00 (0.50–2.02)  
PubMed®-indexed publication(s) prior to graduation   < 0.001*
 Yes 16 (32.7%) 8 (8.2%) 5.38 (2.12–13.69)  
 No 33 (67.3%) 90 (91.8%)  
PubMed®-indexed publication(s) following graduation   0.001*
 Yes 30 (61.2%) 33 (33.7%) 3.09 (1.52–6.26)  
 No 19 (38.8%) 65 (66.3%)  
Post-graduation higher academic degrees   
Any degree   0.007*
 Yes 27 (55.1%) 31 (31.6%) 2.63 (1.30–5.32)  
 No 22 (44.9%) 67 (68.4%)  
PhD   0.004*
 Yes 8 (16.3%) 2 (2.0%) 9.21 (1.88–45.05)  
 No 41 (83.7%) 96 (98.0%)  
Faculty position   0.047*
 Yes 9 (18.4%) 7 (7.1%) 2.90 (1.01–8.30)  
 No 40 (81.6%) 91 (92.9%)  
  1. *Indicates statistically significant (p < 0.05)