Letters Doctors and Islamic State

Article conflates academic standards at UMST with student radicalisation

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4032 (Published 05 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4032
  1. Mahir Hamad, consultant physician and clinical director for acute medicine1
  1. 1James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK
  1. Mahir.hamad{at}stees.nhs.uk

Gardham asserts that because it is easier to get into Sudanese medical schools academic standards are lower (even though they are endorsed by the General Medical Council) and that this draws British candidates who are then at risk of radicalisation.1 Is he suggesting that there is a conspiracy to radicalise through easy to enter medical schools?

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