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State educated children do better at medical school

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4239 (Published 11 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4239

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Re: State educated children do better at medical school

I have met several medical students and junior doctors who went to state schools in Doncaster who were discouraged from applying for medicine. How many more would have applied if they hadn't been discouraged? Until gifted students get the appropriate support from schools, nothing will change.

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17 September 2017
Clare E Rogers
Consultant Breast Surgeon