Cause or effect? The relationship between student perception of the medical school learning environment and academic performance on USMLE Step 1.

@article{Wayne2013CauseOE,
  title={Cause or effect? The relationship between student perception of the medical school learning environment and academic performance on USMLE Step 1.},
  author={Sharon J. Wayne and Sally A Fortner and Judith A. Kitzes and Craig Timm and Summers Kalishman},
  journal={Medical teacher},
  year={2013},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={
          376-80
        }
}
BACKGROUND A school's learning environment is believed to influence academic performance yet few studies have evaluated this association controlling for prior academic ability, an important factor since students who do well in school tend to rate their school's environment more highly than students who are less academically strong. AIM To evaluate the effect of student perception of the learning environment on their performance on a standardized licensing test while controlling for prior… CONTINUE READING

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