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BMA negotiator calls for more male medical students

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7340.754/b (Published 30 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:754
  1. Wendy Moore
  1. London

    A member of the BMA's general practitioners' negotiating committee has said that medical schools should discriminate in favour of male applicants in response to growing concerns about doctor shortages.

    Dr Peter Holden, a negotiator on the committee, said there was a “sound case” for considering biasing entry towards young men applying to medical schools. Currently 58% of applicants and 59% of successful entrants to medical school are women, according to figures for 2001 …

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