Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 129–134

The predictive validity of a resident selection system

  • Jeffrey C. Weiss
  • Janet S. Lawrence

DOI: 10.1007/BF00996635

Cite this article as:
Weiss, J.C. & Lawrence, J.S. J Med Syst (1988) 12: 129. doi:10.1007/BF00996635


This paper describes a new system for resident selection that uses a descriptive rating scale and a microcomputer to create a rank order list for the National Resident Matching Program. The methods utilized to analyze the time efficiency, interrater reliability, and predictive validity of the system are reported. Interrater reliability was found to be high. The rank list was shown to correlate with both clinical performance of Pl-1 and Pl-2 pediatric residents and the American Board of Pediatrics In-training Examination. Correlations for the Pl-2 year were stronger than for the Pl-1 year.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey C. Weiss
    • 1
  • Janet S. Lawrence
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Thomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphia

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