ERIC Number: ED115846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Selection Criteria and Physician Assistant Performance.
Wehr, Kenneth L.; Longridge, Thomas M., Jr.
The efficacy of a variety of selection measures in predicting successful performance in Air Force physician assistant training were investigated. Variables identified for the analysis of 51 subjects (graduates of the Air Force program) were: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT, combined verbal and mathematics composites), Airman Qualifying Examination (general aptitude index), college semester hours, age, total active military service, class rank, basic science grade average, clinical grade average, basic science test score, patient management problem test score, National Board of Medical Examiners/Physician Assistant Certification Exam, and several scores derived from averaging scores from some of these measures. The results of multiple linear regression analysis, presented in tabular form and briefly discussed, indicated that the SAT, combined verbal and mathematics composites, could be usefully added to the existing prerequisites for entry into training. A mandatory minimum SAT score of 900 was recommended. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission Criteria, Educational Programs, Military Personnel, Military Training, Multiple Regression Analysis, Physicians Assistants, Predictor Variables, Statistical Studies, Success
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (Order No. AD-A006-433; MF $2.25; HC $3.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: School of Health Care Sciences, Sheppard AFB, TX.