Letters Broadening access to medicine

Editorial opposes social justice and equal opportunity

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a254 (Published 05 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1264
  1. Jonathan Mathers, research fellow1,
  2. Kenton Lewis, head of widening participation and student recruitment2
  1. 1Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT
  2. 2St George’s, University of London, London SW17 0RE
  1. matherjm{at}adf.bham.ac.uk

    Ip and McManus seem to conflate “political correctness” with the principles of social justice and equal opportunity that underpin widening access initiatives.1 Shouldn’t we have social justice and equal educational opportunity within the medical profession? Or do the authors think that these goals have already been “meritocratically” achieved and are redundant? As Wright states, …

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