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Table 2 Description of categorical variables in the cohort (n = 242) and univariate analysis of predictive factors, relating to training conferences and national white NRE participation, associated with a better rank of the Reims students at 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
Enrolled in free training conferences organized by the author  0.04
 Yes126 (53%)4725 (± 2309) 
 No110 (47%)5365 (± 2541) 
   ≥ 1 lecture  0.14
   Yes122 (52%)4791 (± 2279) 
   No111 (48%)5264 (± 2590) 
   ≥ 3 lectures  0.57
   Yes75 (33%)4899 (± 2268) 
   No154 (67%)5093 (± 2522) 
   ≥ 15 lectures  0.44
   Yes20 (9%)4622 (± 2279) 
   No212 (91%)5067 (± 2452) 
   ≥ 25 lectures  0.33
   Yes5 (2%)6075 (± 1458) 
   No227 (98%)5006 (± 2450) 
  All the lectures (n = 30)   
   Yes0 (0%)  
   No236 (100%)  
Enrolled in paying training conferences organized by the Reims medical school (FERM1)  0.37
 Yes172 (73%)4936 (± 2436) 
 No64 (27%)5257 (± 2438) 
   ≥ 1 lecture  0.53
   Yes119 (77%)4927 (± 2349) 
   No36 (23%)5220 (± 2770) 
   ≥ 3 lectures  0.41
   Yes108 (70%)4889 (± 2287) 
   No47 (30%)5237 (± 2789) 
  All the lectures  0.054
   Yes36 (23%)4307 (± 2254) 
   No119 (77%)5203 (± 2473) 
Paid private training conferences (4th year)a
 Yes1 (0,6%)4518 
 No155 (99,4%)5011 (± 2452) 
Paid private training conferences (5th year)a  0.03
 Yes56 (36%)4424 (± 2420) 
 No100 (64%)5335 (± 2408) 
Paid private training conferences (6th year)a  0.17
 Yes109 (70%)4830 (± 2332) 
 No47 (30%)5419 (± 2667) 
Hermès conference2  0.006
  Yes63 (41%)4389 (± 2263) 
  No92 (59%)5472 (± 2461) 
Hippocrate conference3  0.26
   Yes2 (1%)6946 (± 1833) 
   No153 (99%)5006 (± 2436) 
  Conf + conference4  0.75
   Yes30 (19%)5157 (± 2226) 
   No125 (81%)5001 (± 2489) 
  Khalifa conference 5  0.74
   Yes6 (4%)5363 (± 2345) 
   No149 (96%)5018 (± 2444) 
  Raphael conference 6  0.92
   Yes11 (7%)5175 (± 2976) 
   No137 (93%)5103 (± 2346) 
White NRE (4th year)a  0.61
 Yes2 (1%)4125 (± 4045) 
 No154 (99%)5019 (± 2436) 
White NRE (5th year)a  0.007
 Yes33 (21%)3995 (± 2360) 
 No123 (89%)5280 (± 2403) 
White NRE (6th year)a  0.0001
 Yes134 (86%)4709 (± 2372) 
 No22 (14%)6829 (± 2100) 
  Revue du praticien November 20147,a  <  0.0001
   Yes103 (67%)4399 (± 2379) 
   No50 (33%)6334 (± 2038) 
  Hippocrate January 20153,b  0.24
   Yes104 (56%)4876 (± 2302) 
   No82 (44%)5305 (± 2602) 
  Revue du praticien March 20157,a  <  0.0001
   Yes107 (69%)4430 (± 2346) 
   No47 (31%)6309 (± 2213) 
  Hippocrate March 20153,c  0.004
   Yes73 (41%)4230 (± 2540) 
   No104 (59%)5325 (± 2391) 
  1. 1Association of federation for the Reims medical students (FERM). 2Hermès conference, SASU, 11 rue de la vistule, Paris. 3Hippocrate-ECN conference, Faculté Dauphine, Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, Paris. 4Med XL (Conf + conference), 15 Rue Saint Bernard, Paris. 5Khalifa conference, Établissement d’enseignement supérieur libre,134 Rue de Grenelle, Paris. 6Conf-raphael conference, 10 rue Castex, Paris. 7ECN-blanches la Revue du Praticien conference, Global Média Santé, 314, Bureau de la Colline, Saint-Cloud Cedex. aUnknown: n = 80 (33%); bUnknown: n = 50 (21%); cUnknown: n = 59 (25%)
  2. boldface entries are statistically significant with a p < 0.05