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Table 3 Correlation coefficient (and p-value) between various interviewee parameters and total number of publications for GI fellowship per interviewee for 2009–2011 & 2016–2018

From: Increased average number of medical publications per interviewee from 2009 to 2018: a study of 100 interviewees to an academic gastroenterology fellowship program

ParameterCorrelation Coefficient of Parameter with Number of Publications p-value
USMLE Step 1 Score.19 .06 
USMLE Step 2 CK Score.082 .42 
Average of USMLE Steps 1 & 2 Scores.048 .64 
Mean recommendation score (see Methods)−.257 .01 
  1. USMLE United States Medical Licensing Examination, CK Clinical Knowledge