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Non-EU students flock to Ireland for medical training

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 18 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:360
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    More than half of the available places for medical training in the Republic of Ireland are being filled by students from other countries, most of them outside the European Union, according to new figures released by the Department of Education last week. The figures, given in reply to a parliamentary question, contained a further surprise—almost 200 Irish students turned down offers of places last year.

    A total of 658 students began their medical training at Irish educational institutions last year. Of these, 320 came from states outside the European Union and 35 from other EU countries, …

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