Medical schools are to receive guidance on how to widen access to undergraduate degrees for students from poor backgrounds. The Medical Schools Council yesterday published A Journey to Medicine: outreach guidance as part of the Selecting for Excellence Project, which explores how to increase access to medical professions. Professor Tony Weetman, chair of the project's executive group, said: "A candidate's journey to a medical degree starts long before the application is made. The commitment in terms of hard work and academic achievement is of course essential, but before that must come the awareness that studying medicine is an option." Find out more at www.medschools.ac.uk
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