Table 1. Admission types and requirements at the study’s medical school
Admission General admissions Regional quota admissions
Admission types Early-EXAM* Later-EXAM AO-EXAM REC-EXAM
Recommendation Not required Self High school
High school GPA Not considered Certain point required
National Center Test Cut-off score to proceed to university-specific examinations Certain score required
University-specific examinations Subject tests Mathematics, English Science Not required
Others Group interview Group interview, individual interview, essay

Note: National Center Test includes 5 subjects: Japanese; Geography, history and civics; Mathematics; Science; Foreign language. *1st round general admission; †2nd round general admission; ‡admission office examination; ¶recommendation examination.

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