Extra 1000 medical school places by 2005BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7154.300a (Published 01 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:300
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
An annual increase of almost 20% in the number of places at medical schools in Britain, to provide the NHS with the doctors it needs in the new century, was announced last week by the health secretary, Frank Dobson.
A phased expansion programme will admit an extra 20% of medical students every year. This meansthat the present intake of just …