correlatiOn and concordance between the Nacional Test of Medicine (ENAM) and the Grade Point Average (GPA): analysis of the peruvian experience in the period 2007 - 2009

Authors

  • Charles Huamaní Sociedad Científica de San Fernando, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Sociedad Científica Médico Estudiantil Peruana. Perú. Médico Cirujano.
  • César Gutiérrez Sociedad Científica de San Fernando, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Sociedad Científica Médico Estudiantil Peruana. Perú. Sección de Epidemiología, Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Daniel A. Carrión”, Facultad de Medicina de San Fernando, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Médico, Magíster en Epidemiología.
  • Edward Mezones-Holguín Sociedad Científica Médico Estudiantil Peruana. Perú. Centro Nacional de Salud Pública, Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad Nacional de Piura. Piura, Perú. Médico, Magíster en Epidemiología Clínica. Postgrado en Docencia Universitaria en Ciencias de la Salud

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2011.281.457

Keywords:

Educational Measurement, Education, Medical, Undergraduate, Peru

Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate the correlation and concordance between the ‘Peruvian National Exam of Medicine’ (ENAM) and the Mean Grade Point Average (GPA) in recently graduated medical students in the period 2007 to 2009. Materials and Methods: We carried out a secondary data analysis, using the records of the physicians applying to the Rural and Urban Marginal Service in Health of Peru (SERUMS) processes for the years 2008 to 2010. We extracted from these registers, the grades obtained in the ENAM and GPA. We performed a descriptive analysis using medians and 1st and 3rd quartiles (q1/q3); we calculated the correlation between both scores using the Spearman correlation coefficient, additionally, we conducted a lineal regression analysis, and the concordance was measured using the Bland and Altman coefficient. Results: A total of 6 117 physicians were included, the overall median for the GPA was 13.4 (12.7/14.2) and for the ENAM was 11.6 (10.2/13.0).Of the total assessed, 36.8% failed the TEST. We observed an increase in annual median of ENAM scores, with the consequent decrease in the difference between both grades. The correlation between ENAM and PPU is direct and moderate (0.582), independent from the year, type of university management (Public or Private) and location. However, the concordance between both ratings is regular, with a global coefficient of 0.272 (CI 95%: 0.260 to 0.284). Conclusions: Independently of the year, location or type of university management, there is a moderate correlation between the ENAM and the PPU; however, there is only a regular concordance between both grades.

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2011-03-31

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Huamaní C, Gutiérrez C, Mezones-Holguín E. correlatiOn and concordance between the Nacional Test of Medicine (ENAM) and the Grade Point Average (GPA): analysis of the peruvian experience in the period 2007 - 2009. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2011 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 20];28(1). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/457

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