Entry to medical school a the gender question. What has happened?
|dc.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.||en_GB|
|dc.publisher||Irish Medical Journal||en_GB|
|dc.subject||EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS||en_GB|
|dc.title||Entry to medical school a the gender question. What has happened?||en_GB|
|dc.identifier.journal||Irish Medical Journal||en_GB|