Medical student lies for university placeBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7009.829 (Published 30 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:829
- OWEN DYER, freelance journalist
A Glasgow man seems set to lose his place at medical school after it emerged that he lied about his age. Brian MacKinnon, 32, had claimed to be 17 year old Brandon Lee and had used this identity to get back into the fifth form of his old school and retake his exams. He was accepted by Dundee University's medical school after passing his Higher examinations.
Mr MacKinnon persuaded the headmaster of Bearsden Academy, Norman MacLeod, that he was a teenager who had been living in Canada until his parents died, after which he moved …