ERIC Number: EJ550744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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The Performance of Students Selected through a Special Program at St. Louis University School of Medicine.
Yeager, Vernon L.; Young, Paul A.; Comas, Manuel R.; Miles, Dorothy D.
Academic Medicine, v72 n8 p731-32 Aug 1997
A St. Louis University study compared performances of 602 regular medical students with 52 high-risk but promising students admitted through a special program. Results indicated that, despite some differences in performance, particularly in certain courses and on standardized and licensing exams, the latter group could complete professional degree requirements satisfactorily. None was dropped for academic reasons. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Anatomy, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, Degree Requirements, Grade Point Average, Grades (Scholastic), High Risk Students, Higher Education, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Medical Education, Medical Students, Professional Education, Program Effectiveness, Selective Admission, Standardized Tests
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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