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FEM: Revista de la Fundación Educación Médica

On-line version ISSN 2014-9840Print version ISSN 2014-9832


SENTI, Mariano; PEREZ, Jorge  and  BANOS, Josep E.. Factors that may predict the success in the MIR exam in public Spanish universities: an analysis of the 2008-2014 cohort. FEM (Ed. impresa) [online]. 2016, vol.19, n.3, pp.155-160. ISSN 2014-9840.

Aim. To analyze the influence of some factors on the performance and success of physicians in the MIR test. Subjects and methods. The results obtained by medical aspirants in the 2014-015 MIR test call from 29 medical schools were analyzed. The analysis variables were the access mark to university for 2008-2009, the size of the input promotions, the total number of the presented to the MIR call, the difference between presented to the call and the size of the input promotion, and success variables such as the percentage of applicants who passed the test and their distribution in the 23 and 73 percentiles. Results. Neither the access cut-off to the university nor the size of the entry cohort was associated with successful results. The difference between those presented to the test and those from the input promotion was a significant negative predictor of success in the test. Conclusions. The single biggest determinant of successful outcomes in the MIR test is the difference between the number of submitted for testing and the students of the initial cohort. This difference largely represents students who delay their application to the test by not getting square or prefer to change it.

Keywords : Cut-off marks; Medical schools; MIR test.

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