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Table 1 Description of the categorical variables of the cohort (n = 242) and univariate analysis of the predictive factors associated with a better ranking of the Reims students at the 2015 NRE

From: Predictive factors of success at the French National Ranking Examination (NRE): a retrospective study of the student performance from a French medical school

Variablesn (%)Mean rank (± SD)p
Population1236 (98%)  
Gender  0.77
 Female138 (58%)5062 (± 2261)
 Male98 (42%)4969 (± 2674)
Answered survey  0.89
 Yes156 (66%)5007 (± 2444)
 No80 (34%)5053 (± 2435)
Decided to repeat the 2015 NRE in 2016  0.49
 Yes4 (2%)5859 (± 1578)
 No232 (98%)5008 (± 2448)
Repeating the NRE at 2015 NRE  0.74
 Yes23 (10%)5181 (± 2554)
 No213 (90%)5006 (± 2428)
Repeated the first yeara  <  0.0001
 Yes89 (57%)5743 (± 2026)
 No68 (43%)3953 (± 2610)
Repetition during university course2,a  <  0.0001
 Yes39 (25%)7020 (± 1705)
 No117 (75%)4337 (± 2283)
Gaining a Master’s degree (first year)a  0.22
 Yes31 (20%)4523 (± 2428)
 No125 (80%)5128 (± 2443)
Gaining a Master’s degree (second year)a  0.44
 Yes3 (2%)3930 (± 2648)
 No153 (98%)5029 (± 2445)
Attendance at the hospital internship (4th year)a
 Yes156 (100%)  
 No0 (0%)  
Attendance at the hospital internship (5th year)a
 Yes156 (100%)  
 No0 (0%)  
Attendance at the hospital internship (6th year)a,3  <  0.0001
 Yes102 (65%)5740 (± 2294)
 No54 (35%)3627 (± 2113)
Attendance at the faculty lectures (1st year)a  0.74
 Yes148 (95%)4980 (± 2481)
 No7 (5%)5300 (± 1641)
Attendance at the faculty lectures (2nd year)a  0.71
 Yes91 (58%)5070 (± 2389)
 No65 (42%)4921 (± 2535)
Attendance at the faculty lectures (3rd year)a  0.87
 Yes77 (49%)4974 (± 2353)
 No79 (51%)5041 (± 2544)
Attendance at the faculty lectures (4th year)a  0.99
 Yes66 (42%)5006 (± 2412)
 No90 (58%)5009 (± 2481)
Attendance at the faculty lectures (5th year)a  0.45
 Yes58 (37%)5006 (± 2412)
 No98 (63%)5009 (± 2481)
Attendance at the faculty lectures (6th year)a  56
 Yes44 (28%)5605 (± 2277)
 No112 (72%)4774 (± 2477)
Intrinsic motivationa   
 Highly motivated74 (48%)3664 (± 2112)<  0.0001
 Moderately motivated61 (40%)5634 (± 2016)<  0.0001
 Not motivated21 (12%)7870 (± 1078) 
Extrinsic motivation4,a  0.46
 Yes28 (18%)4692 (± 2660)
 No127 (82%)5067 (± 2407)
Targeted speciality5,a  0.62
 Yes129 (83%)4964 (± 2403)
 No27 (17%)5220 (± 2667)
Targeted city of residency5,a  0.01
 Yes82 (53%)5465 (± 2444)
 No74 (47%)4501 (± 2358)
Personal goal of ranking5,a108 (46%)  
  1. 1All students who are completed the 2015 NRE. SD: standard-déviation. 2First and sixth years excluded. 3Motivation were in 100% of cases, revision and preparation of the NRE. 4Exstrinsic motivation that means the student feeling about their faculty supports in the NRE preparation and/or learning their future profession. 5Before completed the 2015 NRE. aUnknown: n = 80 (33%); bUnknown: n = 50 (21%); cUnknown: n = 59 (25%)
  2. boldface entries are statistically significant with a p < 0.05