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Selecting medical students

David A Powis
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (6): 323-324.
Published online: 17 March 2008

Medical students should be selected on criteria that include desirable personal qualities, using procedures with demonstrated reliability and validity

  • David A Powis

  • School of Psychology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW.


Competing interests:

I am a member of the team developing a battery of tests known as PQA (Personal Qualities Assessment), which are intended ultimately for use as instruments for selecting medical students.

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