Barred from medical school: why grade-A rejects feel sick

Ireland“They are the unlikely victims of the Leaving Cert — the students who scored perfect grades in their exams, but cannot get into medical school. They are the new grade-A rejects, and most of them are girls. A year ago, aspiring doctors such as Marie Claire McGrath would have been shoo-ins to become medical students. Marie Claire from Tipperary scored a perfect 600 points in the Leaving Cert this year, but she cannot get into medical school, because she didn’t meet the required standard in a highly controversial aptitude test …” (more)

[Kim Bielenberg, Independent, 22 August]

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