Funding for this research was provided by:
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (01GK1801A)
Received: 21 March 2019
Accepted: 17 June 2019
First Online: 3 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The ethics commission board (Ethik-Kommission der Ärztekammer Hamburg, PV4983) has approved that our admission research in general does not constitute research with human subjects (“kein Forschungsvorhaben am Menschen”) in a clinical sense. The present study is part of a larger project that has been approved by the dean of the Hamburg medical faculty (statement of ethical considerations development of admission procedures at Hamburg Medical School). We obtained written informed consent from our participants.
: Not applicable.
: Author Wolfgang Hampe is an Associate Editor for BMC Medical Education. He had no editorial role in the handling of this manuscript through peer review and was blinded to the process. The authors declare that they have no competing interests.