1995 Literature Reviews (3-4) Employer identified traits(4-7) 2012 (Current) Survey Results
GPA (overall, sophomore year, senior year)† Human and conceptual skills Cumulative GPA
SAT math scores Writing skills Field work experience with RD
Letters of recommendation Creative thinking† Organization†
Paid work experienceóhospital† Business skills (marketing, finance, management, personnel) Recommendation letter form RD employer
Paid work experienceógeneral† Research skills  
Writing ability Desire for lifelong learning

Table 1. Comparison of literature review and survey results