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A levels alone are a poor predictor of performance at medical school

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.030493 (Published 01 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:030493
  1. Clare Hughes1
  1. 1London

Medical schools may be picking the wrong students, who are less likely to do well in clinical medicine, by using inappropriate selection criteria, according to researchers at Nottingham University.

Traditional selection procedures considering A levels, a personal statement, and references are not the best predictors of performance at medical school, according to the study recently published in the BMJ.1

Students starting at Nottingham medical school in …

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