ERIC Number: ED076086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
The Computer Screening of Medical School Applicants.
Ambrosino, Robert J.; Brading, Paul L.
This document reports the test of an experimental procedure designed by the Albany Medical College (AMC) to systematically reduce a large pool of applicants to one of manageable proportions for interviewing purposes. Data on nine predictor variables were coded and keypunched on 80-column cards for each applicant to September 1972 and 1973 admission. All applicants who obtained a predicted preclinical average of 85.4 were classified as "interviewable;" those with an average below 80.0 were classified as "rejected" and applicants with averages between 80.o and 85.4 were "marginal." To test the efficacy of using the proposed analytic procedure for determining the interview status of applicants, a comparison was then made between screening results derived by computer and those of the AMC admissions screeners. Preliminary results indicated that nearly 40% savings in time has accrued from using this new procedure. AMC admissions screeners have found it easier to screen applicants which have been placed into selected categories beforehand. A 12-item bibliography is included. (Author/MJM)
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Authoring Institution: Albany Medical Coll., NY.