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Can personal qualities of medical students predict in-course examination success and professional behaviour? An exploratory prospective cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Education, August 2012
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Title
Can personal qualities of medical students predict in-course examination success and professional behaviour? An exploratory prospective cohort study
Published in
BMC Medical Education, August 2012
DOI 10.1186/1472-6920-12-69
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Authors

Jane Adam, Miles Bore, Jean McKendree, Don Munro, David Powis

Abstract

Over two-thirds of UK medical schools are augmenting their selection procedures for medical students by using the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT), which employs tests of cognitive and non-cognitive personal qualities, but clear evidence of the tests' predictive validity is lacking. This study explores whether academic performance and professional behaviours that are important in a health professional context can be predicted by these measures, when taken before or very early in the medical course.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Argentina 1 1%
Thailand 1 1%
Unknown 88 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 15 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 12%
Researcher 10 11%
Student > Master 9 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Other 28 31%
Unknown 10 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 48 53%
Psychology 8 9%
Social Sciences 7 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 7 8%
Unknown 15 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 August 2012.
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#8,510,763
of 15,479,652 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Education
#1,160
of 2,206 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#62,725
of 129,357 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Education
#1
of 1 outputs
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