Entry to medical school a the gender question. What has happened?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302401
Title:
Entry to medical school a the gender question. What has happened?
Authors:
O‘Flynn, S; Mills, A; Fitzgerald, AP
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Sep-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302401
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Reform of medical school selection has generated concerns that the process favours male applicants. The gender profile, HPAT -Ireland and Leaving Certificate scores of all applicants in 2009 -2011 (n=9582) and the gender profile of entrants from 2008 -2011 is presented. Small gender differences favouring males are evident in total HPAT-Ireland scores and subsection scores less than 7 and 4 points respectively with a total selection score impact of approximately 0.8%. In relation to Leaving Certificate performance, since 2009, eligible male applicants to medicine have tended to outperform females with less than 3 points mean difference which has an impact close to 0.7% as selection is still weighted in favour of this test. The gender profile of applicants securing a place has varied annually. Reforms may have inadvertently altered the gender distribution in medical school but there is no evidence that this is entirely attributable to the HPAT-Ireland test.
Keywords:
GENDER; EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO‘Flynn, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMills, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFitzgerald, APen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-27T10:29:08Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-27T10:29:08Z-
dc.date.issued2013-09-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302401-
dc.descriptionReform of medical school selection has generated concerns that the process favours male applicants. The gender profile, HPAT -Ireland and Leaving Certificate scores of all applicants in 2009 -2011 (n=9582) and the gender profile of entrants from 2008 -2011 is presented. Small gender differences favouring males are evident in total HPAT-Ireland scores and subsection scores less than 7 and 4 points respectively with a total selection score impact of approximately 0.8%. In relation to Leaving Certificate performance, since 2009, eligible male applicants to medicine have tended to outperform females with less than 3 points mean difference which has an impact close to 0.7% as selection is still weighted in favour of this test. The gender profile of applicants securing a place has varied annually. Reforms may have inadvertently altered the gender distribution in medical school but there is no evidence that this is entirely attributable to the HPAT-Ireland test.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectGENDERen_GB
dc.subjectEDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLSen_GB
dc.titleEntry to medical school a the gender question. What has happened?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
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