The usefulness of university admission tests to medical schools has been discussed in recent years. In the academic year 2014-15 in Italy, several students who failed the admission test appealed to the regional administrative court ('Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale'-TAR) requesting to be included, despite their test results, and all were admitted to their respective courses. The existence of this population of students generated a control group, in order to evaluate the predictive capacity of the admission test. The aim of the present work is to discuss the ability of university admission tests to predict subsequent academic success.

Is the admission test for a course in medicine a good predictor of academic performance? A case-control experience at the school of medicine of Turin

Migliaretti, Giuseppe;Bozzaro, Salvatore;Siliquini, Roberta;Stura, Ilaria;Costa, Giuseppe;Cavallo, Franco
2017

Abstract

The usefulness of university admission tests to medical schools has been discussed in recent years. In the academic year 2014-15 in Italy, several students who failed the admission test appealed to the regional administrative court ('Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale'-TAR) requesting to be included, despite their test results, and all were admitted to their respective courses. The existence of this population of students generated a control group, in order to evaluate the predictive capacity of the admission test. The aim of the present work is to discuss the ability of university admission tests to predict subsequent academic success.
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5719312/
academic performances; admission test; degree course in medicine; diagnostic test validity; roc curve; university of turin
Migliaretti, Giuseppe; Bozzaro, Salvatore; Siliquini, Roberta; Stura, Ilaria; Costa, Giuseppe; Cavallo, Franco
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