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A Hazard Model of the Probability of Medical School Dropout in the United Kingdom

Wiji Arulampalam (), Robin Naylor () and Jeremy Smith

No 333, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: From individual-level longitudinal data for two entire cohorts of medical students in UK universities, we analyse the probability that an individual student will ‘drop out’ of medical school prior to the successful completion of their studies. We examine the cohort of students enrolling for a medical degree at the start of the academic years 1985 or 1986. We find evidence that medical student completion is influenced by measures of academic preparedness, sex, and age as well as by the characteristics of the medical school itself. On the basis of our results, we also comment on the construction of institutional performance indicators against the criterion of student dropout.

Keywords: limited duration model; Medical students; student dropout (non-completion) probabilities; discrete time hazard; survival analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J24 I2 C41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eec, nep-hea, nep-lab and nep-mic
Date: 2001-07
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Published in: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A. (Statistics in Society), 2004, 167 (1), 157-178

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