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Selecting medical students: Evidence based admissions procedures for medical students are being tested

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 11 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1156
  1. David A Powis (, conjoint professor,
  2. Miles Bore, lecturer,
  3. Donald Munro, conjoint senior lecturer
  1. School of Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia

    EDITOR—Parry et al's comprehensive summary of admissions processes in English medical schools closes with a gloomy picture of the current state of UK medical student selection.1

    There is, in fact, much going on. For example, one medical school has run trials of a personal qualities assessment procedure (PQA) for selecting medical students. In addition, Lumsden et al, …

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