ERIC Number: EJ812983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
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A Commentary on the Use of Cut-Scores to Increase the Emphasis of Non-Cognitive Variables in Medical School Admissions
Kreiter, Clarence D.
Advances in Health Sciences Education, v12 n3 p315-319 Aug 2007
The academic performance consequences of relying solely on non-cognitive factors for selecting applicants above a GPA and MCAT threshold have not been fully considered in the literature. This commentary considers the impact of using a "threshold approach" on academic performance as assessed with the USMLE Step 1.
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Medical Schools, Academic Achievement, Cutting Scores, College Entrance Examinations, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Admission Criteria
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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