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More than two thirds of medical students cut down spending on essentials, survey finds

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 21 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l324
  1. Laura Nunez-Mulder
  1. The BMJ

Seven out of 10 UK medical students are cutting down on essentials such as heating, food, or professional clothes in order to economise, a BMA survey has suggested.1

Some 639 medical students were polled in the latest survey, published on 16 January. The proportion spending less on essentials was 70% (449 of 637 respondents). This compared with 67.6% (399 of 590) in a BMA survey in 2013 which looked specifically at first year medical students.2 The latest survey included respondents from all undergraduate years and those …

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