ERIC Number: ED242773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Counseling Medical Students Preparing for Their Licensure Examination: An Illustration of the Use of Regression Analysis.
Cason, Gerald J.; Schoultz, Ture W.
A counseling program for senior medical school students is described. Each student who wishes to participate is provided with a prediction of his or her Federal Licensing Examination (FLEX) score, as well as the probability of passing the FLEX in Arkansas. Predictions were computed by performing regression analyses to obtain equations relating graduating seniors' scores on the FLEX with their previous performances on the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) subject examinations and their three year cumulative average in medical school. The predictions could be helpful in a student's preparation for the FLEX. The general approach used in the study may be applied to any situation in which sufficient and appropriate information is available to provide the basis for predicting the future performance of group members. The approach provides a means for making some counseling decisions and recommendations on a more systematic and accurate basis. Technical requirements for computing this information require a professional with masters degree level training in reseach methods and access to a medium size computer. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Arkansas; Federation Licensing Examination; National Board of Medical Examiners; Subject Exam
Note: Paper presented to the Southern Regional Joint Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (Clearwater Bay, FL, April 11-14, 1984). Small print in Appendix C.