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Table 1 Changes made to the procedure (2009 – 2010)

From: Cutting costs of multiple mini-interviews – changes in reliability and efficiency of the Hamburg medical school admission test between two applications

  2009 2010
Number of target variables 8 3
Number of stations 12 9
Duration of interview cycle (minutes) 78 58.5
Number of rounds 4 5
Number of circuits 2 4
Average ratings per candidate and station 2.3 2.17
Number of ratings per candidate 28 19.5
Number of candidates 80 200
Rater training hours 2 4
Interviewers give ratings Yes No
Score sheets No anchoring Anchoring, personalization
Check-in time on interview day Simultaneous Variable