Top grades not always needed to become a doctor

Friday, May 16, 2008 - 09:21 in Psychology & Sociology

Top A-level results are not always necessary for students to succeed in medicine, according to the authors of a paper in this week`s BMJ. Students with average grades, who come from economically and educationally deprived areas, can do well at medical school provided they have extra academic and pastoral support during their first two years.

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