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Funding boost aims to expand England’s medical school places

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 11 August 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n1998
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. London

Growing demand for medical school places is to be met with additional funding of as much as £10m (€11.8m; $13.8m) from the government as school A level results have reached a record high.

The government announced on 5 August that it would give medical and dental schools around England additional funding to expand courses for the coming academic year, to fulfil more offers for UK students who achieved the necessary grades.

Doctors’ representatives welcomed the news but said that this would equate to no more than an extra 250 medical school places and that they would like more solid guarantees of foundation places after graduation.

The number of available university places to study medicine is …

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