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Practice effects in medical school entrance testing with the undergraduate medicine and health sciences admission test (UMAT)

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Education, March 2014
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Title
Practice effects in medical school entrance testing with the undergraduate medicine and health sciences admission test (UMAT)
Published in
BMC Medical Education, March 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6920-14-48
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Authors

Ian B Puddey, Annette Mercer, David Andrich, Irene Styles

Abstract

The UMAT is widely used for selection into undergraduate medical and dental courses in Australia and New Zealand (NZ). It tests aptitudes thought to be especially relevant to medical studies and consists of 3 sections - logical reasoning and problem solving (UMAT-1), understanding people (UMAT-2) and non-verbal reasoning (UMAT-3). A substantial proportion of all candidates re-sit the UMAT. Re-sitting raises the issue as to what might be the precise magnitude and determinants of any practice effects on the UMAT and their implications for equity in subsequent selection processes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 2%
Unknown 40 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 7%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Student > Master 3 7%
Other 9 22%
Unknown 10 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 34%
Psychology 8 20%
Social Sciences 4 10%
Unspecified 2 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 11 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 March 2014.
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#13,249,272
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Outputs from BMC Medical Education
#1,780
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#105,779
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#1
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