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Women Doctors (Training)

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 8 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Health, in view of the shortage of women doctors, what additional facilities are being provided for training medical students.

All provincial medical schools admit women students up to between 20 per cent. and 30 per cent. of the annual intake, and the London schools have now all agreed to take a proportion of women as soon as accommodation can be provided. This should be ready for the 1947–48 session.

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many applicants are still waiting, and whether the facilities provided will absorb all those applicants? There are not sufficient women doctors to meet the demands.