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    Everyone complains about a doctor shortage in the UK (including junior doctors!)
    Most people applying are very smart with work experience and A*s.. they could let in a few more

    Why don't they do this? to guarantee all graduates a UK job?
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    Where would the, I dare say, prestige of being a medical student be if every student that wanted to do medicine was able to do it?
    The best students deserve to study medicine as they should be able to cope with the stress and pressure that comes with reading medicine- it's not for everyone you know!
    Wages dropping massively? Saturated sector? Lack of skilled workers in other sectors? NHS Bursaries?
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    I believe its a financial and logistical thing really, there's only so many hospitals and seats in lecture theatres for medical students.
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    Doctors need to be highly qualified to give us high quality care and to prevent accidental deaths. What if a doctor killed someone with too much medicine? It has happened.
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    Is it just me or has the OP been posting 24/7 today :curious:
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    The GMC caps the number of students medical schools can admit. I'm not sure what the reasoning is; as already mentioned, avoiding a saturated sector, considering the resources available to a given school, etc., probably play a part.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    The GMC caps the number of students medical schools can admit. I'm not sure what the reasoning is; as already mentioned, avoiding a saturated sector, considering the resources available to a given school, etc., probably play a part.
    I'm aware of that :yep:. AFAIK one of the reasons is to guarantee doctors jobs, but current doctors say they're overworked. So why not increase the job openings too

    (Original post by MissChameleon)
    Doctors need to be highly qualified to give us high quality care and to prevent accidental deaths. What if a doctor killed someone with too much medicine? It has happened.
    Did you even read the OP? :facepalm: :rolleyes:

    Loads of "highly qualified" applicants are rejected
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    Think one of the main reasons is the amount of money that has to be invested in training a doctor:
    https://www.bma.org.uk/-/media/files...st_jan2013.pdf

    Additionally, work force planning supposedly ensures there aren't large shortages or the job market isn't flooded with graduates.
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    (Original post by AlphaAsFuark)
    Loads of "highly qualified" applicants are rejected
    I meant the best out of the highly qualified applicants. The universities are becoming increasingly selective along with GMC caps playing a part as well.
 
 
 
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