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Prediction of student performance on the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination Level I based on admission data and course performance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11293374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To predict student performance on the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA) Level 1 examination based on academic performance during the first 2 years, stepwise regression analysis of COMLEX-USA Level 1 performance with preadmission grade point averages, Medical College Admission Test scores, and academic performance was performed on the class of 2000 to develop three formulae that were then used to predict performance on COMLEX-USA Level 1 for the class of 2001. Models ranged in accuracy of predicting the pass/fail status from 95.2% (all available data) to 96.8% (first-year grades and admissions data). A predictive model for student performance on COMLEX-USA Level 1 can be developed and has a high degree of accuracy. The model with the most variables available to choose from predicts the most failures.
M K Cope; H H Baker; R Fisk; J N Gorby; R W Foster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0098-6151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Osteopath Assoc     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-09     Completed Date:  2001-05-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503065     Medline TA:  J Am Osteopath Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-5, 89-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, 400 N Lee Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Education, Medical, Undergraduate / standards*
Educational Measurement*
Licensure, Medical*
Models, Educational*
Osteopathic Medicine / education*
Predictive Value of Tests
School Admission Criteria*
Sensitivity and Specificity
West Virginia

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