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Medical school selection criteria and the prediction of academic performance

David W Harding and Ian G Wilson
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (4): 234-235.
Published online: 18 August 2008

To the Editor: The decision by Wilkinson and colleagues at the University of Queensland to abandon interview selection methodology represents a regressive step in medical student selection.1 In particular, the problems with accepting past academic performance as an infallible “gold standard” criterion for student selection become evident when considering the less tangible but no less important issues of social equity, “fitness-to-task”, community expectations and corporate responsibility.

  • David W Harding
  • Ian G Wilson

  • School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: d.harding@uws.edu.au

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