Category: Research and Latest Insights

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An evaluation of the relative value of clinical decision-making tests, situational judgement tests, and selection centres, in the recruitment of trainee doctors in the UK has now been presented in two new papers

These comprehensive papers explore how selection into training for General Practice (Tiffin et al., 2024; ref 1) and Psychiatry (Tiffin et al., 2024; ref 2) medicine has evolved over the past years, including changes made reflecting the constraints imposed by COVID-19. Topics discussed include the different predictive power of each…

Talking all things AI

Whilst Rishi Sunak hosted the world’s first AI Safety Summit at Bletchley Park recently, we were also talking about all things AI here at WPG.  We were joined by Professor Fred Oswald, a leading expert and US government advisor in AI for an insightful and refreshing Wine and Wisdom event. …

A critical review of the use of cognitive ability testing for selection into graduate and higher professional occupations

A new publication by Professor Steve Woods, University of Surrey, and Professor Fiona Patterson, Director of Work Psychology Group, reviews the use of cognitive ability testing for access to graduate and higher professional occupations, promoting further debate and reflection for both academics and practitioners. The article goes beyond previous reviews…
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Why the reframing of personal statements on UCAS applications needs to go further

UCAS has announced that, from 2024, the personal statement element of the university application process will be reframed into structured questions with six key areas of focus: motivation for the course preparedness for the course preparation through other experiences extenuating circumstance preparedness for study preferred learning style Professor Fiona Patterson…