BACKGROUND Male students and students from ethnic minorities have been reported to under-perform in undergraduate medical examinations. We examined the effects of ethnicity and gender on pass rates in UK medical graduates sitting the Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians in the United Kingdom [MRCP(UK)] Examination in 2003-4. METHODS Pass rates… (More)
BACKGROUND More and more medical school applicants in England and Wales are gaining the maximum grade at A level of AAA, and the UK Government has now agreed to pilot the introduction of a new A* grade. This study assessed the likely utility of additional grades of A* or of A**. METHODS Statistical analysis of university selection data collected by the… (More)
Although zebrafish with situs inversus show complete reversal of normal visceral and cerebral asymmetries, they show left-right reversal of only some behaviors, with others continuing to show species-typical lateralization. The implication is that, as in humans, there are at least two independent mechanisms for generating asymmetry.
This paper discusses two new methods for distributing certificate revocation lists (CRL) in a vehicular ad hoc network environment using cooperative methods. The main purpose for using cooperative methods is to attempt to reduce the number of collisions in the dedicated short range communication (DSRC) broadcast environment. The reduced number of collisions… (More)
n the past decade, some 15 000 students entered Australian medical schools, and in the United Kingdom, four times that number were admitted. Such a large number should imply that much is known about what to select on, how to select and whom to select. The sad reality is that surprisingly little is known. Instead, strongly held opinions are rife, inertia… (More)