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    do u think the medical school acceptance r-ates will increase due to the uk leaving the e.u and the stress of the nhs. the nhs need more doctors so does that mean the number of people accepted will increase?
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    I vaguely recall seeing something indicating that there was a not insignificant increase in medical school applications this year. I doubt we will see any significant changes immediately as the increased demand won't be matched by an immediate increase in supply, particularly with this governments funding model (or lack thereof), and potential further limitations on EU student applications.
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    I vaguely recall seeing something indicating that there was a not insignificant increase in medical school applications this year. I doubt we will see any significant changes immediately as the increased demand won't be matched by an immediate increase in supply, particularly with this governments funding model (or lack thereof), and potential further limitations on EU student applications.
    Yeah, apps are up this year. Maybe on the back of the extra 1500 places over the next few years.

    https://www.timeshighereducation.com...es-bounce-back
    http://www.hefce.ac.uk/lt/healthcare/
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    Medical school applicants are up mainly by increases in first time applicants
    https://www.ucas.com/file/130741/dow...token=g_2adVK0
    So supply of medical places has increased but so has demand so acceptance rates may stay at a similar rate. Depends on the distribution of where everyone has applied to where the increase in places have been given.

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    Applications are up by 1500 compared to last year. But I believe there is also an increase in places available this year. Let me find a source and double check.
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    (Original post by studyious)
    Applications are up by 1500 compared to last year. But I believe there is also an increase in places available this year. Let me find a source and double check.
    extra 1020 applicants over and above the 500 new places added for 2018
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    extra 1020 applicants over and above the 500 new places added for 2018
    Yes, so unfortunately the acceptance rate will actually decrease. The absolute numbers may increase though.
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    no info on where the 500 new places will be in England (rest of UK not getting any)
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    (Original post by kiatz)
    no info on where the 500 new places will be in England (rest of UK not getting any)
    I think it is that there will be an extra 500 new place for England. The Scottish government controls the intake for its medical schools which it is gradually increasing over time. I don't know about Wales and Northern Ireland.
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    (Original post by kiatz)
    no info on where the 500 new places will be in England (rest of UK not getting any)
    It will be proportion to the population - which makes sense. For example in Yorkshire I think we will get about 100-120 more places? But there are 3 med schools in Yorkshire and the individual distributions are not finalised.

    (see the post below - my numbers were wrong! )
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    (Original post by ecolier)
    It will be proportion to the population - which makes sense. For example in Yorkshire I think we will get about 100-120 more places? But there are 3 med schools in Yorkshire and the individual distributions are not finalised.
    I think the government paper said that it would be in rural areas - Plymouth would be an obvious one if it wanted more places imo
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    (Original post by kiatz)
    I think the govt paper said that it would be in rural areas
    Ok... I really struggle to think which med school is based in a rural area? Keele / Lancster may be (even then these are all resonably large towns) - and by default usually only big cities have a University with a medical school. In Yorkshire there's Leeds, Sheffield and Hull York. Hardly rural areas.

    GP shortages, however, are mainly rural. As a result the NHS is providing incentives for trainees (this is post-graduate junior doctors) to train in rural areas to be a GP (to the tune of £20k over 3 years + 1 year of staying in the area after becoming a "proper GP".
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    Plymouth would be a prime beneficiary but the uni will have to apply to the gov/GMC for more places
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    (Original post by kiatz)
    no info on where the 500 new places will be in England (rest of UK not getting any)
    It's a fairly even spread of ~15-25 places per school.

    http://www.hefce.ac.uk/lt/healthcare/
 
 
 
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