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Three Bs, please: Don't despise excellence

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 07 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:552
  1. Robin Ireland, consultant psychiatrist (
  1. Brookhaven Psychiatric Unit, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B61 0BB

    EDITOR—Choosing medical students is more difficult than it might seem at first glance.1 Lowering entrance requirements for medical school is not the answer—medical school and subsequent medical practice require intellect and application. Equally, favouring mature students with a first degree or qualification in time may lead to a situation where …

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