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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2017;34(1):62-68.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2017.34.1.62    Published online June 30, 2017.
Student selection factors of admission and academic performance in one medical school
Keunmi Lee, Taeyoon Hwang, So young Park, Hyoungchul Choi, Wanseok Seo, Philhyun Song
1Department of Family Medicine, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. kmlee@yu.ac.kr
2Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
3Department of Physiology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
4Department of Pharmacology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
5Department of Neuropsychiatry, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
6Department of Urology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
Abstract
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to examine the academic achievements of first year medical students in one medical school based on their characteristics and student selection factors of admission. METHODS: The admission scores of student selection factors (Medical Education Eligibility Test [MEET], grade point average [GPA], English test score and interview) and demographic information were obtained from 61 students who had interviewed (multiple mini interview [MMI]) for admission (38 graduate medical school students in 2014, 23 medical college-transfer students in 2015). T-tests and ANOVA were used to examine the differences in academic achievement according to the student characteristics. Correlations between admission criteria scores and academic achievements were examined. RESULTS: MEET score was higher among graduate medical students than medical college transfer students among student selection factors for admission. There were no significant differences in academic achievement of first grade medical school between age, gender, region of high school, years after graduation and school system. The lowest interview score group showed significantly lower achievement in problem-based learning (PBL) (p=0.034). Undergraduate GPA score was positively correlated with first grade total score (r=0.446, p=0.001) among admission scores of student selection factors. CONCLUSION: Students with higher GPA scores tend to do better academically in their first year of medical school. In case of interview, academic achievement did not lead to differences except for PBL.
Key Words: Student selection, Admission, Academic performance, Medical school


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