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Medical school offers places to 'anyone who fancies it'

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A London University is going to be offering medical course places to anyone who fancies it in a first for any medical school. 

After places to study medicine at the prestigious university failed to be taken up through ‘clearing’ the university restored to handing them out ‘willy-nilly’ to passers by 

One of those lucky enough to receive a place was Jed, a homeless local celebrity. 

‘I was picking up cigarette butts on my way home when I was handed an offer to study medicine. I was really surprised, I mean up until then I’d had more drugs than hot dinners and I spent most of my days poking around the bins with a stick and decorating the outside of my caravan with fairy lights.’

We caught up with Jed after his first week at medical school: ‘I really don’t get what they’re talking about, g-proteins are a mystery and I have no idea what relevance the Krebs cycle has, but the back seats in the lecture theatre are a great place to sleep off a hangover.’

In many ways Jed is virtually indistinguishable from any other first year medical student although he has promised to totally lose the plot if one more fresher asks him what A levels he did and how many Duke of Edinburgh awards he’s got.  

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  • Seems fake news item.

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  • love it!

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  • Why should PULSE find it necessary to stoop down to Tabloid Journalism!

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  • Also love it! @3.43 and @2.58 This is irony which is a a bit like silvery but a different colour

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  • This guy is really lucky - when I was looking into doing a medical degree and becoming a GP at 48, I was told I was too old.....I had had my children and was more able to dedicate myself to medicine for the rest of my life. Instead I chose to become a medical herbalist, it doesn't matter what age you are, or your qualifications. I would still like to be a GP (but with specialities in herbalism. but at nearly 54 now, I am really considered too old, what this age gives me is a better understanding of people and a more rounded view on a persons life. It allows me to have to tough talk about what the patient wants and not having to follow protocol. age should not be a barrier as there are different qualities age brings to the table, youth has it boundless energy, age has pace and focus on the end game. Just thought I would share

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