The mean score for FWPE IIA was 136.33 (11.73) and for FWPE IIB was 137.24 (12.03).
When FWPE IIA and IIB scores were considered separately, a significant relationship was found between undergraduate CGPA and FWPE IIA scores, r = .20, p = .04.
Linear regression models were established separately for FWPE IIA and IIB scores.
The regression model for the FWPE IIB included GRE-written in the first block, and the second block included undergraduate CGPA.
Results of this study found a significant correlation between undergraduate CGPA and FWPE scores for level IIA FW experiences, and a significant correlation between GRE-written and FWPE scores for level IIB FW experiences.
Commonly used admission criteria, including undergraduate CGPA and certain subsections of the GRE, were shown not to be predictive of FW performance as measured by the FWPE in this study.
The results support the consideration of GRE-written subscale scores in admission decision making, although the weak predictive ability suggests that, in relationship to clinical performance, other factors may be influencing FWPE scores and should be considered in conjunction.
The trend toward a significant relationship between undergraduate CGPA and FWPE IIA scores and GRE-written and FWPE IIB scores found in this study suggests that different skills may be emphasized during each of the two FW experiences, despite the use of the same FWPE tool.
The trend toward a significant predictive relationship between undergraduate CGPA and FWPE IIA scores should be considered lightly given the limitations of the study.