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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Specialty

Medical Education

Advisor

Dr. Laura Witte

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose is to research the professional literature to answer the question: What role does the General Record Examination have in predicting PA student academic success?

Method: A literature review conducted to assess the significance of the Graduate Record Examination and graduate student program success.

Results: Results of the literature review show mixed results on the predictability of Graduate Record Examination scores and PA student success.

Conclusion: Historically, the graduate record examination has been used for the admissions process for several years among most professional programs within the United States. The result of the literature review showed mixed results on the Graduate Record Examination's ability to predict PA student success but did predict attrition in foundational course work.

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