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Gender differences in undergraduate performance in psychiatry

  • Jan Scott, Judith Allardyce and Nicol Ferrier (a1)
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Earlier research reported that female undergraduates performed significantly better than their male counterparts in medical school examinations. Such findings were partly explained by biases in admission policies with women (who formed only 25% of the student body) being higher achievers than men prior to entry to medical school. While some recent studies provide evidence of higher achievement levels by women (Norcini et al, 1985), it is increasingly recognised that these differences do not apply to all specialities within medicine (unpublished observation, Ferrier & Scott, 1987).

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BJPsych Bulletin
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Gender differences in undergraduate performance in psychiatry

  • Jan Scott, Judith Allardyce and Nicol Ferrier (a1)
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