Figures show divide in medicine courses

Ireland“The children of doctors, solicitors and other ‘higher professional’ groupings continue to dominate entry to third level courses in medicine, law and similar professions, according to new figures by the Higher Education Authority. Preliminary data on the socio-economic backgrounds of last year’s higher education entrants reveals that although ‘higher professionals’ make up just 5% of the overall population, their children take 33% of medicine places each year …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 26 August]

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