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Table 4 Performance in OHS by DAT, undergraduate coursework and school rigor predictors. (N = 129). Mean ± SD or %. ‡ Significantly different from lowest quartile/group

From: Predicting professional school performance with a unique lens: are there other cognitive predictors?

 NMean OHS GPA% B+ or better grade in OHS Physiology% B+ or better grade in OHS Biochemistry
DAT Academic Average
  < =18373.36 ± 0.253046
 19303.44 ± 0.264357
 20–21443.59 ± 0.22 ‡7780
  > =22183.67 ± 0.25 ‡9483
P value < 0.001< 0.001.004
DAT Reading Comprehension
  < =19333.40 ± 0.283355
 20–21483.47 ± 0.255860
 22213.62 ± 0.20 ‡7681
  > =23273.60 ± 0.28 ‡7474
P value .004.003.15
DAT Total Science
  < =17273.29 ± 0.263041
 18323.53 ± 0.24 ‡5966
 19–20483.53 ± 0.23 ‡5869
  > =21223.65 ± 0.25 ‡9186
P value < 0.001< 0.001.008
Undergraduate GPA
  < =2.93313.43 ± 0.234865
 2.94–3.10323.53 ± 0.266369
 3.11–3.25333.53 ± 0.246161
  > =3.26333.52 ± 0.326167
P value .35.65.91
Undergraduate School Rigor
 Low233.33 ± 0.292244
 Mid513.49 ± 0.235767
 High553.58 ± 0.25 ‡7573
P value < 0.001< 0.001.045
Took undergraduate Anatomy & Physiology
 Yes573.49 ± 0.286368
 No723.51 ± 0.265463
P value .66.30.48
Took undergraduate Biochemistry course
 Yes1053.50 ± 0.265866
 No243.50 ± 0.305863
P value .96.98.77
Took undergraduate Cell Biology course
 Yes773.51 ± 0.286269
 No523.49 ± 0.255260
P value .64.24.28
Took undergraduate Physiology course
 Yes783.54 ± 0.266374
 No513.44 ± 0.275151
P value .034.18.007