ERIC Number: ED254563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Repeater Performance on the MCAT: Review Course Participants vs. Non-Participants.
Jackson, Evelyn W.; And Others
The Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program (MEDPREP) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine at Carbondale prepares underrepresented minorities for medical school admission. This paper reports on the evaluation of the MEDPREP Summer Review program by the comparison of participant and non-participant score gains on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). The eight week Summer Review courses review biology, chemistry, physics, and quantitative topics covered by the MCAT. Data were collected from all MEDPREP students from 1977 to 1983 having MCAT scores from both before and after MEDPREP enrollment. The review program resulted in significant gains in all subtests, compared to moderate gains on three subtests by nonparticipants. Summer Review group gain was significantly greater only on the Quantitative subtest. While this study demonstrates the ability of the Summer Review Program, other factors may be responsible for the gains. (BS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Medical College Admission Test; Medical Dental Education Preparatory Program; Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985). One page of tables and references contains small print.