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Letters Selecting tomorrow’s doctors

Three ways to widen participation

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 02 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6828
  1. Susan E Duncan, consultant neurologist1
  1. 1NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, UK
  1. susan{at}

I attended a bog standard comprehensive and went straight to university without grade 8 music, Duke of Edinburgh Award, or any voluntary work, neither had I work experience in a hospital. I was fortunate because nowadays not having these “qualifications” would count against me.1 Yet in my …

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