Table 1.

Comparison of student demographics for the pre-reform and post-reform semesters

Pre-reform (n = 82)Post-reform (n = 97)Statistical Difference
Class standing, %χ2 = 10.15; P = 0.07
    Junior2218
    Senior7281
Cumulative college GPA
    Overall3.0 ± 0.513.1 ± 0.53P = 0.22
    Top quartile3.7 ± 0.183.7 ± 0.15P = 0.12
    Bottom quartile2.4 ± 0.272.4 ± 0.17P = 0.78
Sex ratio (male/female), %32:6850:50χ2 = 6.8, P = 0.009*
  • Cumulative college GPA is given as means ± SD; n, no. of subjects. GPA data were not available for a few students (Pre, n = 4; Post, n = 2). Sex was not known for 4 students in the post-reform semester.

  • * While there was a difference in the ratio of male and female students, between male and female students there was neither a difference in cumulative GPA (t-test, Pre: P = 0.14; Post: P = 0.31), nor exam performance (t-test, Pre: P = 0.71; Post: P = 0.74).