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. 2020;31(1):105-114.
doi: 10.1353/hpu.2020.0011.

Socioeconomic Status and Mock Interview Performance Among Prospective Medical School Applicants

Socioeconomic Status and Mock Interview Performance Among Prospective Medical School Applicants

Brittany N Burton et al. J Health Care Poor Underserved. .

Abstract

We aim to evaluate the association between family income and mock multiple mini interview (MMI) performance for prospective medical school applicants. Each applicant participated in a three-station mock MMI and were scored on four items, each on a sevenpoint scale. Of the 48 prospective applicants participating, 29 (60% survey response rate) completed the survey. Hispanic applicants were significantly more likely to have a family income of less than or equal to $20,000 versus more than $20,000 (p<.05). The adjusted analysis suggested mock MMI total score was significantly lower for prospective medical school applicants with family incomes of less than or equal to $20,000 versus more than $20,000 (ß coefficient 5.37, 95% CI 0.05-10.69, p = .048). The mock MMI performance of prospective applicants with lower family incomes indicates the need for further interview skill preparation or new interview scoring protocols.

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