Medical school success more than just academic

Expert challenges idea that universities should discard selection interviews

Selecting students for medical school needs to be about more than how well they did in their final year at high school, argues a UK expert.

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Dr Paul Garrud, who is chair of the UK Medical Schools Council Selection Alliance, says putting a strong focus on prospective students’ cognitive ability at the expense of personal qualities is in no one’s best interest.

Dr Garrud was responding to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia that found prior educational attainment was a better predictor of those students who would succeed