Access to medical school is narrowing for people wishing to study medicine who already have a degree, according to a group of current graduate-entry medical students. In a letter to the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine they describe how, in recent years, several four-year graduate-entry courses have closed or narrowed requirements to exclude individuals with non-scientific backgrounds. This is despite the fact that some studies have shown the academic performance of graduate-entry medical students exceeding the performance of school leavers.
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Graduate-entry medicine: a worthwhile innovation, by Carl Williams, Chiara Ilesley, Annabel Driscoll, Cristina Navarro Sanchis, Bethany Koh and Emma Alexander (DOI: 10.1177/0141076818800817) will be published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine at 00:05 (UK time) on Thursday 20 September 2018.
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