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Letters Lifting the medical school cap

Medical school places: balancing quality, clinical need, and supporting students

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 28 September 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3738
  1. Joshua L Davies, senior house officer
  1. Walsall Manor Hospital, Walsall WS2 9PS, UK
  1. josh.l.davies{at}

I welcomed the news that medical school places will remain uncapped for the 2020 entry period with reticence.1 Almost all hospitals have revamped rotas to increase the number of doctors directly involved in patient care in response to covid-19. This has provided a glimpse of what could be. Wards have been well staffed, and colleagues have been close at hand to support each other. This …

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