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Letters Medicine’s social class problem

Medicine’s class problem extends to intercalated degrees, research, and specialty training

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 09 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6770
  1. Sheharyar S Baig, academic clinical fellow in neurology
  1. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK
  1. s.baig{at}

White points out the need to tackle the barriers that are preventing students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds entering and flourishing in the medical profession.1

Another problem that is not frequently discussed is the opportunity cost of undertaking an intercalated degree during medical …

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