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dc.contributor.advisorBrown, Gina
dc.contributor.authorImel, Brittany
dc.contributor.authorJansen, Nick
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Alyssa
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-26T14:34:35Z
dc.date.available2013-06-26T14:34:35Z
dc.date.issued2012-04-18
dc.identifier.citationBrittany Imel, Nick Jansen, Alyssa Nelson. (2012). Correlations of Pre-Admission Criteria and Post-Admission Didactic GPA to Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination Results. -- In Proceedings: 8th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p.84-85en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/5773
dc.descriptionPaper presented to the 8th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, April 18, 2012.
dc.descriptionResearch completed at the Department of Physician Assistant, College of Health Professions
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To provide research on possible indicators for success using selected pre-admission criteria and post-admission didactic grade point average (GPA) to see if statistically significant correlations could be found between these and Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) performance. Methods: An observational, retrospective cohort study was done utilizing three previous graduating classes of the Wichita State University (WSU) Physician Assistant (PA) program (n=119). Data were analyzed using SPSS 17.0 (Chicago, Il). Results: Institution type (four-year versus two-year) for core science prerequisites was moderately associated with first-time PANCE pass rate (r=.269). PANCE scores, but not pass rate, were strongly associated with didactic GPA (r=.665) and program pharmacology GPA (r=.678). A moderate association was demonstrated between PANCE scores and program anatomy GPA (r=.414). Conclusion: As only one moderate correlation was found between pre-admission criteria and PANCE performance, advice regarding applicant selection criteria is limited.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGraduate School, Office of Research Administration, University Librariesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWichita State University. Graduate School.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGRASP;
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.8;
dc.titleCorrelations of pre-admission criteria and post-admission didactic gpa to physician assistant national certifying examination resultsen_US
dc.typeConference paper
dc.rights.holderWichita State University


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