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Suzanne Fikrat-Wevers PhD candidate

Selection & assessment

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My research project focuses on medical school selection and applicant/student diversity. I have been studying how selection affects student diversity, and how applicants’ demographic characteristics (i.e., gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status, previous education) are related to selection outcomes. Additionally, I am interested in how applicants perceive selection procedures, and how their opinions are related to their demographic characteristics and performance. A final topic of interest is the predictive validity of different admission methods, which relates to the question of whether admission methods can accurately predict school performance. By combining the results of these studies, I will advise selection committees on how to build a fair and effective selection procedure.