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Going beyond the situational judgment test: the true impact of the educational performance measure, publications, and extra-degree performance on the foundation program application

Authors Sayma M, Jamshaid S, Kerwat D, Saleh D, Ahmed A, Oyewole F, Wahid S

Received 24 November 2015

Accepted for publication 14 December 2015

Published 9 February 2016 Volume 2016:7 Pages 63—64


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Anwarul Azim Majumder

Meelad Sayma,1,2 Shiraz Jamshaid,1 Doa'a Kerwat,1,3 Dina Saleh,1 Aaniya Ahmed,1 Folashade Oyewole,1 Abdul Samad Wahid1

1 Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London, London, 2Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth, Devon, 3Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
We read with great interest the expert opinion of Singagireson et al and agree with the key points raised.1 However, this can be seen to be only one part of the multidimensional foundation program application. It is important to add that we feel there are multiple inequitable components that impact on UK medical students’ foundation program application.
The author emphasizes that the situational judgment test (SJT) and medical school performance make up two points of the application performance; however, there are two factors that have a larger-than appreciated impact on the foundation program application – “PubMed-referenced publications” and additional degrees (eg, an intercalated BSc or PhD).2

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