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Medical schools 'should have funding linked to producing GPs'


They just need to let more in! My son, bright caring hard working - predicted great grades - has been applying for medicine against my and my wife (also a GP) - advice. Hasnt had a single offer. hes twice as mature as i was at his age - also he knows what medicine is - i didnt i didnt come from a medical background. apparently Keele his preferred med school had 3500 applications for 130 places. they interviewed 500 - (inc my son). Ok its not a quick win would take 7-8 years but it strikes me if they doubled the intake now we could sort the recruitment crisis and it would hardly be a lowering of standards. esp as there are figures that retention rates are really low.

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14 Apr 2016

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