Table 5

 Random effects ordinal logistic regression model for obtaining less satisfactory Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) outcome (n=24 474) as predicted by Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) examination scores at first attempt in international medical graduates (n=10 678)*

PredictorOdds ratio (95% CI)
PLAB part 1
Male sex 1.24 (1.14 to 1.36)
Age 1.04 (1.03 to 1.05 )
UK experience0.91 (0.88 to 0.93)
Overall IELTS score 0.77 (0.70 to 0.84)
PLAB part 1/experience interaction0.99 (0.99 to 0.99)
PLAB part 1 score1.00† (0.99 to 1.01)
PLAB part 2
Male sex1.16 (1.07 to 1.27)
Age1.04 (1.03 to 1.05)
UK experience0.89 (0.87 to 0.92)
Overall IELTS score0.80 (0.72 to 0.87)
PLAB part 2 score0.95 (0.95 to 0.96)

IELTS=International English Language Test System.

*ARCP outcomes associated with examination failure were excluded. All odds ratios are significant at P<0.01 level unless otherwise indicated.

†P=0.69.