The health professions admission test (HPAT) score and leaving certificate results can independently predict academic performance in medical school: do we need both tests?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122654
Title:
The health professions admission test (HPAT) score and leaving certificate results can independently predict academic performance in medical school: do we need both tests?
Authors:
Halpenny, D; Cadoo, K; Halpenny, M; Burke, J; Torreggiani, W
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Dec-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122654
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
A recent study 1 raised concerns regarding the ability of the health professions admission test (HPAT) Ireland to improve the selection process in Irish medical schools. We aimed to establish whether performance in a mock HPAT correlated with academic success in medicine. A modified HPAT examination and a questionnaire were administered to a group of doctors and medical students. There was a significant correlation between HPAT score and college results (r2: 0.314, P = 0.018, Spearman Rank) and between leaving cert score and college results (r2: 0.306, P= 0.049, Spearman Rank). There was no correlation between leaving cert points score and HPAT score. There was no difference in HPAT score across a number of other variables including gender, age and medical speciality. Our results suggest that both the HPAT Ireland and the leaving certificate examination could act as independent predictors of academic achievement in medicine.
Keywords:
EDUCATION
Local subject classification:
HEALTH PROFESSIONS ADMISSION TEST (HPAT); MEDICAL SCHOOLS
Sponsors:
Reproduced with permission from the Irish Medical Journal.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHalpenny, Den
dc.contributor.authorCadoo, Ken
dc.contributor.authorHalpenny, Men
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Jen
dc.contributor.authorTorreggiani, Wen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-22T15:07:24Z-
dc.date.available2011-02-22T15:07:24Z-
dc.date.issued2010-12-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/122654-
dc.descriptionA recent study 1 raised concerns regarding the ability of the health professions admission test (HPAT) Ireland to improve the selection process in Irish medical schools. We aimed to establish whether performance in a mock HPAT correlated with academic success in medicine. A modified HPAT examination and a questionnaire were administered to a group of doctors and medical students. There was a significant correlation between HPAT score and college results (r2: 0.314, P = 0.018, Spearman Rank) and between leaving cert score and college results (r2: 0.306, P= 0.049, Spearman Rank). There was no correlation between leaving cert points score and HPAT score. There was no difference in HPAT score across a number of other variables including gender, age and medical speciality. Our results suggest that both the HPAT Ireland and the leaving certificate examination could act as independent predictors of academic achievement in medicine.en
dc.description.sponsorshipReproduced with permission from the Irish Medical Journal.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectEDUCATIONen
dc.subject.otherHEALTH PROFESSIONS ADMISSION TEST (HPAT)en
dc.subject.otherMEDICAL SCHOOLSen
dc.titleThe health professions admission test (HPAT) score and leaving certificate results can independently predict academic performance in medical school: do we need both tests?en
dc.typeArticleen
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