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The relationship between school type and academic performance at medical school: a national, multi-cohort study
  1. Ben Kumwenda1,
  2. Jennifer A Cleland1,
  3. Kim Walker2,
  4. Amanda J Lee3,
  5. Rachel Greatrix4
  1. 1 Institute of Education for Medical and Dental Sciences, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
  2. 2 NHS Education for Scotland and UK Foundation Programme, Aberdeen, UK
  3. 3 Medical Statistics Team, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
  4. 4 UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) Foundation, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ben Kumwenda; r01bk15{at}abdn.ac.uk

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  • Contributors JAC led the funding bid which was co-written by AJL and reviewed by KW and BK. KW and JAC advised on the nature of the data. BK managed the data and carried out the data analysis under the supervision of the other authors. AJL advised on all the statistical analysis. JAC guided the first draft of the introduction and discussion sections of this paper. BK and AJL wrote the first drafts of the methods and results sections. JC edited the drafts. All authors reviewed and agreed on the final draft of the paper.

  • Funding This study is part of Ben Kumwenda’s doctoral programme of research funded by the UKCAT Research Panel, of which JC and RG are members.

  • Competing interests KW is the Special Advisor (Recruitment) for the UK’s Foundation Programme (UKFPO).

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement No additional data available as datasets held in safe haven.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors JAC led the funding bid which was co-written by AJL and reviewed by KW and BK. KW and JAC advised on the nature of the data. BK managed the data and carried out the data analysis under the supervision of the other authors. AJL advised on all the statistical analysis. JAC guided the first draft of the introduction and discussion sections of this paper. BK and AJL wrote the first drafts of the methods and results sections. JC edited the drafts. All authors reviewed and agreed on the final draft of the paper.

  • Funding This study is part of Ben Kumwenda’s doctoral programme of research funded by the UKCAT Research Panel, of which JC and RG are members.

  • Competing interests KW is the Special Advisor (Recruitment) for the UK’s Foundation Programme (UKFPO).

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement No additional data available as datasets held in safe haven.

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