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Table 1 Overall descriptive statistics for the pre-test, the post-test, and post-test minus pre-test (difference scores)

From: Competency assessment of an undergraduate program using a third-party, objective pre-post examination

  Means Medians SD
Pre Post Delta Pre Post Delta Pre Post Delta
Strategic Planning and Marketing 56.1 77.4 21.3 60 80 20 18 12 19.8
Leadership Skills and Behavior 58.7 77.0 18.3 60 80 20 15.7 15.1 21.0
General Management 59.3 77.2 18.0 60 80 20 16.1 11.6 20.8
Financial Management 55.9 73.5 17.6 50 70 20 18.2 15.2 22.6
Quality Improvement 58.0 73.0 15.0 60 70 20 18.3 13.8 20.4
Community and the Environment 53.1 68.1 15.0 50 70 15 16.6 16.3 22.9
Healthcare Personnel 64.6 79.4 14.8 60 80 10 14.5 13.1 21.2
Healthcare Systems & Organizations 53.3 68.0 14.6 50 70 15 19.2 16.3 26.3
Legal Environment of Healthcare 61.1 74.6 13.5 60 80 10 16.2 17.3 23.8
Organizational Climate and Culture 63.9 75.7 11.9 60 80 10 17 16.2 19.4
Managing Change 61.5 70.6 9.07 60 70 10 13 13.7 19.6
Information Management 58.3 66.7 8.33 60 70 10 18.3 12.3 22.0
Final Score 58.7 71.5 12.9 60 72 12.4 7.92 5.13 8.54
Percentile Rank 58.7 80.4 21.7 63 84 20 22.9 15.7 25.5