A Multi-Centre study to determine the utility of Situational Judgement Tests in undergraduate medical student selection in Australia

  • Hay, Margaret (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Sulruf, Boaz (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Linn, Andrew (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Lichtwark, Irene (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Henry, Sam (Associate Investigator (AI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project will extend upon an established and highly successful collaboration
between Monash University and the Work Psychology Group to further develop and evaluate the utility
of the SJT in medical student selection to include multiple institutions, namely the University of New
South Wales and the University of Adelaide. Evidence from other countries indicates the enhanced
predictive validity of the SJT relative to existing selection tools, and also value of The SJT to reduce social
and economic bias inherent in these tools. This study is the first multi-centre implementation of the SJT
to the selection of undergraduate students in Australia. The findings will inform the potential inclusion
of the SJT in the revised UMAT for 2019 implementation, and develop validated items for inclusion in
the revised UMAT. Inclusion of the SJT may improve the current poor predictive and face validity of
this important selection tool.
Short titleMulti-institutional SJT development
Effective start/end date1/03/1728/02/18