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/10147/135761
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 C
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, AMNCH, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
Citation:
The Health Professions Admission Test (HPAT) score and leaving certificate results can independently predict academic performance in medical school: do we need both tests?, 103 (10):300-2 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Nov-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135761
PubMed ID:
21560500
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21560500
Abstract:
A recent study 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.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Aptitude Tests; Educational Measurement; Female; Forecasting; Humans; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Physicians; School Admission Criteria; Schools, Medical; Students, Medical; Young Adult
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHalpenny, Den
dc.contributor.authorCadoo, Ken
dc.contributor.authorHalpenny, Men
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Jen
dc.contributor.authorTorreggiani, W Cen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-11T12:14:41Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-11T12:14:41Z-
dc.date.issued2010-11-
dc.identifier.citationThe Health Professions Admission Test (HPAT) score and leaving certificate results can independently predict academic performance in medical school: do we need both tests?, 103 (10):300-2 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid21560500-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/135761-
dc.description.abstractA recent study 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.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21560500en
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAptitude Tests-
dc.subject.meshEducational Measurement-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshForecasting-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPhysicians-
dc.subject.meshSchool Admission Criteria-
dc.subject.meshSchools, Medical-
dc.subject.meshStudents, Medical-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
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
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Radiology, AMNCH, Tallaght, Dublin 24.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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