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Germany proposes opening medical courses to nurses

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7006.646a (Published 09 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:646

The German high school leaving certificate, the Abitur, should no longer be a requisite for studying medicine, Germany's minister for education, science, research, and technology, announced last month. Mr Jurgen Ruttgers said that the government wanted to make medical training accessible to nurses and other hospital staff, provided that they had appropriate qualifications. The plan is supported by the ministry of …

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