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Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Admissions 2013

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Previous Admissions Exercise Medicine Admissions Score Academic University Score – computed by the Office of Admissions - A Level - IB diploma - NUS High School Diploma - Other qualifications Non-Academic Faculty Score – computed by Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine - 2 Interview panels - Essay Test - Portfolio Review

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New Admissions Exercise Medicine Admissions Score Academic University Score – computed by the Office of Admissions - A Level - IB diploma - NUS High School Diploma - Other qualifications Non-Academic Faculty Score – computed by Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine - Focused Skills Assessment (FSA) - Situational Judgment Test (SJT) - Portfolio Review

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Rationale for change

• Increased intake requires more efficient processes • Ongoing analysis of existing tools suggest room for improvement • Panel interview introduces variability of interviewer and questions (inter-rater variability) • Essay test similar to General Paper, already assessed • Both of above can be ‘coached’ • New tools for candidate assessment available • Validated in robust studies • Reduce variability to the candidate • More likely to reflect ‘actual practice’ rather than coached answers • In use at other marquis institutions (FSA and SJT) • In use by MOH for residency selection (FSA)

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Focused Skills Assessment Focused Skills Assessment is a series of stations, each examining a specific domain of the candidate. The station can be a mini-interview or performance of a focused task. Each station is standardized.

Strengths • Allows multiple sampling of candidates’ abilities • Dilutes effect of chance and examiner bias • Customizable & scalable • One poor performance at a station will not bias results of other stations Evidence in Literature • Superior test reliability • Good correlation with clinical performance 1. 2.

Eva, K.W., Rosenfeld, J.,Reiter, H.I. and Norman, G.R.(2004). An admissions OSCE : the multile mini-interview. Medical Education, 38 : 314-326 Humphrey, S., Dowson, S., Wall, D., Diwakar, V. and Goodyear, M.(2008), Mulitple mini-interviews : opinions of candidates and interviewers. Medical Education, 42:207-213

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Focused Skills Assessment (FSA) Flow Candidates will start at the same time, completing each station going in a circuit.

Station 1 (8+2mins)

Station 9 (8+2mins)

Station 8 (8+2mins)

Station 2 (8+2mins)

Skills and Attributes of a Medical Student

Station 7 (8+2mins)

Station 3 (8+2mins)

Station 4 (8+2mins)

Station 6 (8+2mins)

Station 5 (8+2mins)

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Focused Skills Assessment (FSA) Flow After completing the stations, candidates will proceed for the SJT Station 1 (8+2mins) Station 9 (8+2mins)

Station 2 (8+2mins)

Station 8 (8+2mins)

Station 3 (8+2mins)

Situational Judgment Test (SJT) 45mins

Station 7 (8+2mins)

Station 4 (8+2mins)

Station 6 (8+2mins)

Station 5 (8+2mins)

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Situational Judgment Tests (SJT) Situational Judgment Tests (SJTs) are MCQ tests designed to assess judgement in work-relevant situations. • Present challenging situations likely to be encountered at work • Candidates make judgements about possible responses • Scored against pre-determined key • Focus on non-academic/professional attributes Strengths • Creation of a reliable, standardised, machine-markable test based on responses to a large number of scenarios •

Large sampling

Evidence in Literature • Good predictive validity & substantial incremental validity1 •

Favourable applicant reactions & high face validity 1. McDaniel et al, 2001; Lievens, et al, 2005

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Summary New admissions process for 2013 • 2-panel interview will be replaced by Focused Skills Assessment (FSA) • Essay Test will be discontinued

• Situational Judgment Test (SJT) will be administered Contact Info: Admissions Team – medadmissions@nuhs.edu.sg

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