Correlation of Admission Criteria at the Ewha School of Medicine in 2007 with Medical School Performance

Dong-Ryeol Ryu, Do-Sang Cho, Soon Sup Chung, Hye-Sook Park, Hoo Jae Hann
2009 Ewha Medical Journal  
This study was performed to provide information on the relationship between admission criteria and medical school performance (MSP). Seventy six medical students admitted to the Ewha School of Medicine in 2007 were enrolled. The admission criteria included the undergraduate grade point average (GPA), medical education eligibility test (MEET), essay, letters of recommendation, and admission interview score. MSP was measured by GPA. Standard tests of bivariate correlation and multivariate
more » ... ultivariate regression analysis were used to examine the relationship between multiple factors of admission criteria and MSP for the first two years after admission. Among the admission criteria, scores of undergraduate GPA, essay, and letters of recommendation were significantly correlated with MSP. Admission interview score, however, had no correlation with MSP. Although total MEET score was not related with MSP as well, science reasoning-2 demonstrated significant correlation with MSP. Further studies will be needed to define the clear relationship between various admission criteria and MSP. KEY WORDS:Admission criteria·Medical school performance·Medical education eligibility test. 서 론 이화여자대학교 의과대학이 의학전문대학원으로 전환 된 2007학년도에 첫 신입생을 선발하기 위하여 많은 선 행 연구와 토론을 거쳐 입학전형요소를 결정하였다. 당 해연도 의학교육입문검사(MEET) 점수, 전적대학성적, 심층구술면접 등 일반적인 전형요소 이외에도 추천서 및 자기소개서를 점수화하여 평가에 반영하고 있다. 미국의 의학전문대학원에서는 일반적으로 학부 평균평점(grade point average, GPA), 의과대학입학시험(medical college admission test, MCAT) 점수, 자기소개서 및 추 교신저자:한후재, 158-710 서울 양천구 목동 911-1 이화여자대학교 의학전문대학원 입학관리부 전화:(02)
doi:10.12771/emj.2009.32.1.43 fatcat:q5t3rxp7fjg37iizsbqncxyv6i