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ERIC Number: ED262043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Counseling Medical Students Preparing for Their Licensure Examination: Students Evaluation of the Program's Usefulness.
Cason, Gerald J.; And Others
Senior medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences were surveyed regarding the value of a program providing regression based predictions of their individual Day 1, 2, 3, and Total Federation Licensure Examination (FLEX) scores and the probability of passing the FLEX for subsequent Arkansas licensure. The prediction formulas were based on previous classes' scores on the National Board of Medical Examiners clinical subtest, FLEX, and grade point average. Predictive validity for the FLEX was .78 to .83, and for the daily examinations, .61 to .82. After the students received their predictions, practice versions of the FLEX and the third daily examination were offered in small group sessions on a voluntary basis. Of 105 students who completed the survey, 68 percent indicated concern about the FLEX; the prediction was useful in reducing this concern. Eighty-nine percent of the students supported the continuation of the prediction. Practice testing sessions were useful in determining how much and what to study. Both predictions and practice were most useful to those students who felt at highest risk. Continuation of the practice sessions was recommended by 85 percent of the respondents. (The questionnaire is appended.) (GDC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas