UMAT not a reliable predictor of uni success: study

THE Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) used to select students for medical degree programs does not reliably predict success at university, a new study has indicated.

The study, published this week in the Medical Journal of Australia and led by Professor David Wilkinson from the University of Queensland’s School of Medicine, examined 339 students who entered medical courses at the university directly from high school between 2005 and 2009.

The study found only a weak correlation between the students’ grade

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