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

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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number69
Pages (from-to)69
JournalBMC Medical Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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