Study was flawedBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39500.418542.1F (Published 28 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:462
- Roy L Soiza, clinical lecturer
- 1University of Aberdeen Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
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 …