Medical schools and racial discrimination

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6993.1530b (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1530

Comparison between medical schools is unjustified

  1. I C McManus,
  2. P Richards
  1. Professor of psychology Dean St Mary's Hospital Medical School, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG

    EDITOR,—The issue of 25 February contains two papers1 2 (we were coauthors of one2) and an editorial3 on the disadvantage of medical school applicants from ethnic minorities. We are concerned about some points in the paper by Aneez Esmail and colleagues.1

    Firstly, applicants from ethnic minorities have lower mean A level grades and a longer tail of lower grades.2 The stratification used by the authors is therefore ineffective for the group with lower A level grades since the lower grades of …

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