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Medical students with science A levels less likely to drop out

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7450.1221 (Published 20 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1221
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Medical students who have a parent who is a doctor, who live on rather than off campus, or who did well in science subjects at A level were less likely to drop out during their first year at university, a new study shows.

    The study's authors, from the University of Warwick, looked at data on 51 810 first year students at 21 medical schools between 1980 and 1992 (Medical Education 2004;38:492-503).

    Students who scored high grades in biology, chemistry, or physics were …

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