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Whilst I agree with most of Prof Gordon's sentiments, the following
statement underplays the value of non-medical postgraduates.
"The new graduate entry programmes necessarily enrol older students,
and 20-25% of students admitted during the first five years at the
University of Sydney had a first degree in a health profession such as
nursing or physiotherapy. In practical terms, this has meant that one or
two students in each problem based learning group could contribute from
first hand experience of other careers."
Among my classmates are ecologists, philosophers, missionaries,
engineers, computer scientists and scientists. My medical school
experience would have been much poorer without them, and the differing
perspectives they have on medicine, health and life.
Kind Regards, Dan Corkery
Final Year Medical Student - Uni of Sydney