National approaches for medical school entry

Christopher X J Wong, Adam J Nelson and Ross L Roberts-Thomson
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03981.x
Published online: 4 October 2010

To the Editor: In recent years, medical school selection criteria have continued to evolve as new information and evidence have come to light.1,2 Increasingly, data are becoming available that shed light on local selection processes, and we commend Laurence and colleagues for their contribution to this.3

  • 1 Australian Medical Students’ Association, Canberra, ACT.
  • 2 University of Adelaide.


Competing interests:

Ross Roberts-Thomson is the Australian Medical Students’ Association representative on the Australian Medical Association Federal Council.

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  • 3. Laurence CO, Turnbull DA, Briggs NE, Robinson JS. Applicant characteristics and their influence on success: results from an analysis of applicants to the University of Adelaide Medical School, 2004–2007. Med J Aust 2010; 192: 212-216. <MJA full text>
  • 4. Griffin B, Harding DW, Wilson IG, Yeomans ND. Does practice make perfect? The effect of coaching and retesting on selection tests used for admission to an Australian medical school. Med J Aust 2008; 189: 270-273. <MJA full text>


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