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The educational background and qualifications of UK medical students from ethnic minorities

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Education, April 2008
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Title
The educational background and qualifications of UK medical students from ethnic minorities
Published in
BMC Medical Education, April 2008
DOI 10.1186/1472-6920-8-21
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Authors

IC McManus, Katherine Woolf, Jane Dacre

Abstract

UK medical students and doctors from ethnic minorities underperform in undergraduate and postgraduate examinations. Although it is assumed that white (W) and non-white (NW) students enter medical school with similar qualifications, neither the qualifications of NW students, nor their educational background have been looked at in detail. This study uses two large-scale databases to examine the educational attainment of W and NW students.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Colombia 1 2%
Unknown 56 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 14%
Student > Bachelor 8 14%
Student > Master 7 12%
Researcher 5 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Other 16 28%
Unknown 9 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 27 47%
Social Sciences 11 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 5%
Psychology 3 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 2%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 8 14%

Attention Score in Context

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#18,326,065
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#2,727
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#6
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