La sélection intra-universitaire: un bon ou mauvais moyen d'identifier les meilleurs étudiants en médecine [Intrauniversitary selection: a good or a bad way to identify the best medical students?]

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
La sélection intra-universitaire: un bon ou mauvais moyen d'identifier les meilleurs étudiants en médecine [Intrauniversitary selection: a good or a bad way to identify the best medical students?]
Journal
Praxis
Author(s)
Schwabe-Schott J., Bonvin R., Guex P., Willa C., Feihl F., Bosman F., Waeber B.
ISSN
1661-8157
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2004
Volume
93
Number
16
Pages
649-654
Language
french
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Publication types: Comparative Study ; English Abstract ; Journal Article
Abstract
During their first two years at the medical faculty of the University of Lausanne, selection of medical students is based on their performance in tests in basic sciences. However, this carries the risk that scientifically talented students who perhaps do not necessarily possess the personal skills to make them a good doctor are given preferential admission to the clinical semesters. This study followed a student cohort (n = 115), which had passed the first part of their state examination at the end of the third year course. The examination included an oral examination in psychosocial medicine (PSM) that tested the student's skills with regard to patient-physician communication. The PSM grade is compared with the grade achieved in the written tests in physics and physiology taken at the end of the first year of study. The findings showed that the performance achieved in the basic science examination had no predicative value for the student's future performance in the PSM test. Moreover, it was found that the type of pre-graduate degree had no major influence on the student's progress in their preclinical years of medical school.
Keywords
Cohort Studies, Education, Medical, Undergraduate, Educational Measurement, Female, Humans, Male, Physician-Patient Relations, Physics, Physiology, Students, Medical, Switzerland
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