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Success at Veterinary School: Evaluating the Influence of Intake Variables on Year-1 Examination Performance.

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A major challenge in admissions to veterinary medical degrees is to select those students most suitable for clinical training programs and careers from a large pool of applicants with very high academic ability. Predicting the success of students in a veterinary course is challenging, and relatively few objective studies have been undertaken to identify factors that facilitate progression through this educational experience. Prior educational attainment is considered by some to be a good predictor of success at undergraduate level. The aims of study were to analyze intake data such as educational history and demographic factors of students entering the University of Edinburgh and to investigate possible relationships between these data and academic performance in the first year at veterinary school. Data were collated for three veterinary intakes, including school qualification, subjects, grades, grade point average (GPA), degree classification, domicile, gender, and age. Performance was measured by marks achieved in first-year veterinary degree examinations. Relationships between marks and the influence of intake variables were statistically analyzed via ANOVA. For school-leaving entrants, the presence of straight A grades in school was linked to better exam performance. Students with an A grade in Chemistry or Biology performed better; A grades in Mathematics and Physics did not show such a consistent linkage with performance. Higher GPA was associated with better performance in first year for students in a graduate entry program. This study shows prior educational attainment to be linked with subsequent performance in the first year at veterinary school.

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Name: Journal of veterinary medical education
ISSN: 0748-321X
Pages: 1-12

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