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Access to undergraduate medical education is being broadened

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 24 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:495
  1. M A Lumsden, associate dean for admissions,
  2. Fiona Andrews, wider access coordinator,
  3. Ruth Stewart, medical faculty administrator
  1. University of Glasgow Medical School, Glasgow G12 8QQ
  2. Wider Access and Flexible Provision, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ
  3. Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow Medical School, Glasgow G12 8LG

    EDITOR—Sheffield is not alone in making plans for the development of schemes to widen access to higher education as discussed by Angel and Johnson.1 The City of Glasgow incorporates as much as 60% of the areas of greatest deprivation in the United Kingdom. The number of school leavers from the west of Scotland who enter higher education is about half the national average (28.3% compared with 48% for higher education and 16% compared with 29.5% for university admission) and in extreme cases participation rates in higher education are as low as 4%. …

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