Views & Reviews From the Frontline

Which is the best medical school?

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 22 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6352
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

The scramble for university places in the United Kingdom has begun. So which is the best medical school? In terms of attainment, Oxbridge cleans up again.1 2 Interestingly, in one year only 45 children who receive free school meals were admitted to Oxbridge,3 fewer than were accepted from Winchester, a single private school. As someone who qualified for free school meals, I was lucky to get into medicine at all. We comprehensive types may tend to end up …

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