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Entry tests for graduate medical programs: is it time to re-think?

Michele A Groves, Jill Gordon and Greg Ryan
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (4): 255.
Published online: 20 August 2007

In reply: The limitations of our study have been acknowledged, and we agree with Parker and colleagues that further research is needed. However, their proposition that selection scores may not be intended to predict relative performance in programs seems at odds with their recommendation to select principally on the basis of academic performance. If selection scores do not provide predictability, why bother establishing any criteria at all? Why not simply use a lottery system, as they have been claimed to be equally effective?1

  • Michele A Groves1
  • Jill Gordon2
  • Greg Ryan2

  • 1 School of Medicine, Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD.
  • 2 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: m.groves@griffith.edu.au

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