Title

Medical school selection criteria and the prediction of academic performance

RIS ID

64052

Publication Details

Harding, D. & Wilson, I. G. (2008). Medical school selection criteria and the prediction of academic performance. Medical Journal of Australia, 189 (4), 234-235.

Abstract

The decision by Wilkinson and colleagues at the University of Queensland to abandon interview selection methodology represents a regressive step in medical student selection.1 In particular, the problems with accepting past academic performance as an infallible "gold standard" criterion for student selection become evident when considering the less tangible but no less important issues of social equity, "fitness-to-task", community