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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 107-111

Selection of medical students and its implication for students at King Faisal university

Department of Urology, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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Baher A Kamal
Department of Urology, King Fahd Hospital of the University, P.O. Box 40036, Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia
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PMID: 23012085

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The appropriate selection of medical students is a challenging task. It requires that important assessment criteria principally based upon cognitive skills that include the matriculation and admission test scores of the applicants be fulfilled. Non-cognitive skills are also important, but used to a lower degree include intellectual flexibility, inquisitiveness, critical reasoning, logical thinking, tolerance, ability to cope with uncertainty and problem solving. Other criteria that are also considered important for selection include personal qualities and attitudes of the applicants that reflect directly on doctor-patient relationship. In contrast, such demographic factors as age, gender, race, religion, socio-economic status and schooling should not influence the selection process. The admission criteria adopted at King Faisal University Medical College focus basically on cognitive criteria. Other criteria whether non-cognitive or personal quality assessment are also taken into account through interviews and completed questionaires.

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