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dc.contributor.authorDavid, MC
dc.contributor.authorEley, DS
dc.contributor.authorSchafer, J
dc.contributor.authorDavies, L
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-07T06:00:34Z
dc.date.available2021-07-07T06:00:34Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1179-7258
dc.identifier.doi10.2147/AMEP.S122841
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/405812
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The primary aim of this study was to assess the predictive validity of cumulative grade point average (GPA) for performance in the International Foundations of Medicine (IFOM) Clinical Science Examination (CSE). A secondary aim was to develop a strategy for identifying students at risk of performing poorly in the IFOM CSE as determined by the National Board of Medical Examiners’ International Standard of Competence. Methods: Final year medical students from an Australian university medical school took the IFOM CSE as a formative assessment. Measures included overall IFOM CSE score as the dependent variable, cumulative GPA as the predictor, and the factors age, gender, year of enroll-ment, international or domestic status of student, and language spoken at home as covariates. Multivariable linear regression was used to measure predictor and covariate effects. Optimal thresholds of risk assessment were based on receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curves. Results: Cumulative GPA (nonstandardized regression coefficient [B]: 81.83; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 68.13 to 95.53) and international status (B: –37.40; 95% CI: –57.85 to –16.96) from 427 students were found to be statistically associated with increased IFOM CSE performance. Cumulative GPAs of 5.30 (area under ROC [AROC]: 0.77; 95% CI: 0.72 to 0.82) and 4.90 (AROC: 0.72; 95% CI: 0.66 to 0.78) were identified as being thresholds of significant risk for domestic and international students, respectively. Conclusion: Using cumulative GPA as a predictor of IFOM CSE performance and accommo-dating for differences in international status, it is possible to identify students who are at risk of failing to satisfy the National Board of Medical Examiners’ International Standard of Competence.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageen
dc.publisherDove Medical Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom653
dc.relation.ispartofpageto660
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAdvances in Medical Education and Practice
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3901
dc.titleRisk assessment of student performance in the International Foundations of Medicine Clinical Science Examination by the use of statistical modeling
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDavid, MC; Eley, DS; Schafer, J; Davies, L, Risk assessment of student performance in the International Foundations of Medicine Clinical Science Examination by the use of statistical modeling, Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 2016, 7, pp. 653-660
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gro.griffith.authorDavid, Michael


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