Letters Broadening access to medicine

Lessons in medical school access from America

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a252 (Published 05 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1264
  1. J Pip Fisher, general practitioner
  1. 1Whitehouse Centre, Huddersfield HD1 5JU
  1. pipfisher{at}hotmail.com

Ip and McManus worry that widening participation schemes for entry to medical school sacrifice “equality of opportunity” because applicants are not all “treated uniformly.”1 But it could be argued that those entering medical school through such schemes have …

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