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The path to medical school: five minutes with . . . Katherine Woolf

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6916 (Published 10 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6916
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

The UCL academic talks about how the UK Medical Applicant Cohort Study could help level the playing field for applicants from underrepresented backgrounds

“This study is about selection into medical school. This is the crunch point, what some people call the biggest hurdle in a doctor’s career. There’s a lot of concern about selection and whether we’re choosing the right people to be doctors. We have speciality shortages that we need to sort. We also need to widen participation, we need doctors that are more representative of the population.

“Normally, researchers look at this from the perspective of those doing …

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