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Letters Five new medical schools

Reducing medical school dropouts

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 03 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1872
  1. Eugene Y H Yeung, medical doctor
  1. Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Lancaster LA1 4RP, UK
  1. eugeney{at}

Creating five new medical schools will benefit none other than the schools themselves, who will receive more government funding and students’ tuition fees.1 I agree with Shah’s suggestion to reduce medical student dropouts to increase the number of local graduates.2 When I was a student in an English medical school, a professor congratulated us …

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