Letters Postgraduate performance

Study was flawed

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39500.418542.1F (Published 28 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:462
  1. Roy L Soiza, clinical lecturer
  1. 1University of Aberdeen Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
  1. r.l.soiza{at}abdn.ac.uk

    The news item by Mayor1 is based on a study by McManus et al2 that has serious flaws.

    Firstly, the authors do not mention the limitations of using pre-admission academic qualifications as a measure of pre-admission academic ability. Since many medical students at all universities will have achieved the top grade in their A level or Scottish Highers …

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