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Table 7 Costs of the 2010 procedure

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

2010 procedure Scientist Admin staff Actor Student Material Total Average costs ($) Fixed costs ($)
(50 $/h) (30 $/h) (10 $/h) (13 $/h)  
Hours $ Hours $ Hours $ Hours $ $ $ Station Rater Overall
Adaptation of 4 scenarios and score sheets 75 3,750         3,750    
Writing of 5 new scenarios and score sheets 200 10,000         10,000    
Organization of test runs    4 120       120    
Test runs 80 4,000 8 240 10 100 25 325 400 5,065    
Total costs for development of 9 stations 355 17,750 12 360 10 100 25 325 400 18,935 2,104a   
Room acquisition    10 300       300    300
Rater recruitment and allocation 3 150 20 600       750    750
Training of actors 30 1,500    150 1,500     3,000 222a   1,000
Invitation of / feedback to candidates    15 450       450    450
Printing of score sheets    10 300    20 260 700 1,260    1,260
Preparation and clearance of rooms 5 250 10 300    30 390   940    940
Rater training and testing of candidates 995 49,750 50 1,500 400 4,000 200 2,600   57,850   2,551b 8,100
Interviewer training and testing of candidates 205 10,250         10,250 1,139a   
Catering for raters          4000 4,000   170b 680
Scanning of score sheets and data analysis 10 500 20 600       1,100    1,100
Total costs for implementation 1,248 62,400 135 4,050 550 5,500 250 3,250 4,700 79,900    
Total costs for 200 candidates 1,603 80,150 147 4,410 560 5,600 275 3,575 5,100 98,835 3,465 2,721 14,581
  1. aaverage costs per station (costs divided by the number of stations (9)); baverage costs per rater (costs divided by the number of raters per candidate (19.5)).