Only the best: medical student selection in Australia

Ian G Wilson, Christopher Roberts, Eleanor M Flynn and Barbara N Griffin
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10666
Published online: 18 June 2012

In reply: We agree with Rosenfeld that success in medical training means more than graduating with knowledge, technical brilliance and commitment to lifelong learning. Admission interviews are designed to assess non-academic features, such as empathy, communication, working in teams and professionalism.

  • 1 University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Office of Postgraduate Medical Education, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 4 Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW.


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  • 1. Dubovsky SL, Gendel M, Dubovsky AN, et al. Do data obtained from admissions interviews and resident evaluations predict later personal and practice problems? Acad Psychiatry 2005; 29: 443-447.


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