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Medicine may become “domain of the privileged”

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7158.558d (Published 29 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:558
  1. Alex Brooks
  1. BMJ

    The BMA has warned that “medicine is in danger of becoming the domain of the privileged.” Annual complaints about the levels of student debt have taken on a new urgency with the introduction of tuition fees and changes in grant assessment, and fears have been expressed that candidates will not study medicine because of the high costs involved.

    Medical students are disproportionately affected by the new system because they will have to find …

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