Gender balance in medicine

Ireland“Madam, – Gemma Hussey (August 20th) is right to be concerned at Dr Muiris Huston’s article concerning gender balance in medical schools’ intake. There are, however, more important issues surrounding the aptitude test introduced this year. 1. Although near maximum Leaving Certificate points are not necessary for the good practice of medicine, admission on the basis of these points is the only fair and transparent way that access can be guaranteed. Further, selection on these points is administered by our own Department of Education and not some outside agency …” (more)

[Áilín Doyle, Irish Times, 24 August]

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