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Letters Debate on academic admission criteria

Diversity in the medical workforce is better for patients

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 11 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6874
  1. Rachel Pilling, general practice specialty trainee year 3,
  2. Ishani Salpadoru, general practitioner
  1. Kilburn Park Medical Centre, London NW6 5AY, UK
  1. rachel.pilling2{at}

When considering medical school admissions, the ultimate question is which candidates will make the best doctors.1

Logically, candidates who have performed well in exams in the past will perform well in the future. But is performance in medical school exams indicative of a “good” doctor? And who decides what a …

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