Quantitative analysis of a Māori and Pacific admission process on first-year health study

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dc.contributor.author Curtis, Elana en
dc.contributor.author Wikaire, Erena en
dc.contributor.author Jiang, Yannan en
dc.contributor.author McMillan, Louise en
dc.contributor.author Loto, Robert en
dc.contributor.author Airini en
dc.contributor.author Reid, Mary-Jane en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-17T23:52:09Z en
dc.date.issued 2015-01 en
dc.identifier.citation BMC Medical Education 15 Article number 196 Jan 2015 en
dc.identifier.issn 1472-6920 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30044 en
dc.description.abstract Universities should provide flexible and inclusive selection and admission policies to increase equity in access and outcomes for indigenous and ethnic minority students. This study investigates an equity-targeted admissions process, involving a Multiple Mini Interview and objective testing, advising Māori and Pacific students on their best starting point for academic success towards a career in medicine, nursing, health sciences and pharmacy.All Māori and Pacific Admission Scheme (MAPAS) interviewees enrolled in bridging/foundation or degree-level programmes at the University of Auckland were identified (2009 to 2012). Generalised linear regression models estimated the predicted effects of admission variables (e.g. MAPAS Maths Test; National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Rank Score; Any 2 Sciences; Followed MAPAS Advice) on first year academic outcomes (i.e. Grade Point Average (GPA) and Passes All Courses) adjusting for MAPAS interview year, gender, ancestry and school decile.368 First Year Tertiary (bridging/foundation or degree-level) and 242 First Year Bachelor (degree-level only) students were investigated. NCEA Rank Score (estimate 0.26, CI: 0.18-0.34, p< 0.0001); MAPAS Advice Followed (1.26, CI: 0.18-1.34, p = 0.0002); Exposure to Any 2 Sciences (0.651, CI: 0.15-1.15, p = 0.012); and MAPAS Mathematics Test (0.14, CI: 0.02-0.26, p = 0.0186) variables were strongly associated with an increase in First Year Tertiary GPA. The odds of passing all courses in First Year Tertiary study was 5.4 times higher for students who Followed MAPAS Advice (CI: 2.35-12.39; p< 0.0001) and 2.3 times higher with Exposure to Any Two Sciences (CI: 1.15-4.60; p = 0.0186). First Year Bachelor students who Followed MAPAS Advice had an average GPA that was 1.1 points higher for all eight (CI: 0.45-1.73; p = 0.0009) and Core 4 courses (CI: 0.60-2.04; p = 0.0004).The MAPAS admissions process was strongly associated with positive academic outcomes in the first year of tertiary study. Universities should invest in a comprehensive admissions process that includes alternative entry pathways for indigenous and ethnic minority applicants. en
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dc.language eng en
dc.publisher BioMed Central en
dc.relation.ispartofseries BMC Medical Education en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Educational Measurement en
dc.subject College Admission Test en
dc.subject School Admission Criteria en
dc.subject Schools, Health Occupations en
dc.subject Oceanic Ancestry Group en
dc.subject Ethnic Groups en
dc.subject Educational Status en
dc.subject New Zealand en
dc.subject Female en
dc.subject Male en
dc.subject Interviews as Topic en
dc.subject Young Adult en
dc.title Quantitative analysis of a Māori and Pacific admission process on first-year health study en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s12909-015-0470-7 en
pubs.volume 15 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.identifier.pmid 26525143 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 525219 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Te Kupenga Hauora Maori en
pubs.org-id TKHM Teaching en
pubs.org-id Vision 2020 Service en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Statistics en
dc.identifier.eissn 1472-6920 en
pubs.number 196 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-08-18 en
pubs.dimensions-id 26525143 en

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