Access schemes are not enoughBMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1941 (Published 29 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1941
- Nicholas A Deakin, former chair, BMA Medical Students Committee
- 1University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TH, UK
Mathers and colleagues’ research shows that access to medicine schemes can work.1 Premedical and foundation course students represent a much wider mix of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds than those on traditional and graduate entry courses. This is to be commended, when only 15% of medical students come from the lower socioeconomic groups that make up …
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