The related factors on the pre-internship scores and the exam result of Zahedan medical students in 2000


Masoud Roudbari Roudbari 1 , * , Saeed Movahed 1


How to Cite: Roudbari M R, Movahed S. The related factors on the pre-internship scores and the exam result of Zahedan medical students in 2000, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2005 ; 1(2):e57269.


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 1 (2); e57269
Published Online: January 05, 2005
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 02, 2017
Accepted: November 20, 2004




Background: The pre-internship (PI) exam is the most important examination of medical students which can assess their abilities in passing the general medicine.
Objective: To determine the effective factors on the pre-internship score and result at Zahedan University of Medical Sciences.
Methods: The research was a cross-sectional on 63 medical students participating in pre-internship examinations in Zahedan University of Medical Sciences in 2000. The mean scores of basic sciences, physiopathology, clinical, total and the scores of ten important courses of pre-internship exam and the demographic variables were recorded and analyzed.
Results: The failing rate was 20.4%, the relative risks of failing were 3.6, 3.7, 6.1, 10.9 and 11.6 for the students with non-district group in quota system, high age, more than 5.5 year education period (to pre-internship), with clinical score mean and total mean lower than the mean of all participants, respectively and it was significant. Also, the mean of pre-internship scores was significantly different based on marital status, situation in quota system, age, education period. A high correlation was observed between pre-internship score and total scores mean, physiopathology, basic sciences and clinical scores, respectively (0.79, 0.75, 0.73 and 0.73).
Conclusion: Age, quota system, education period, the clinical score mean, infections diseases, pharmacology and psychiatry scores are the most important factors influencing the exams results, due to high and significant relative risks. Marital status, quota system, age and education period cause the students taking part in a pre-internship exam to get different means.


medical student, pre-internship, relative risk, educational factors, demographic characteristics, medical examination

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