An attempted simulation by computer of a committee on admissions

Can Med Assoc J. 1967 Apr 1;96(13):936-41.


The rising interest in formalized premedical courses preparatory to professional courses in medicine and the problem of selecting applicants to such courses have led to the formulation of a scoring technique to evaluate applicants to the first year of the premedical course offered by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. This method was applied to applicants considered for provisional admission in March 1966, and for final admission in August 1966, independently of the conventional selection carried out by the Admissions Committee. The results of the two methods are compared and discussed, and a combined selection procedure, using both the score and the Committee approach, is described.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Computers
  • Education, Premedical*
  • Educational Measurement*
  • Electronic Data Processing*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Ontario
  • Students, Premedical*