Medical students below the poverty line

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6925.417b (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:417
  1. M Bailey
  1. Medical Students Committee, BMA, London WC1H 9JP.

    EDITOR, - In the recent budget the British government announced that student grants would be reduced by 10% each year for the next three years. This is yet another blow to medical students, who already find themselves in ever worsening financial circumstances.

    Students are among the poorest people in Britain. Their income puts them well below the poverty line and …

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