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Medical Students

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his estimate of the number of medical students likely to be admitted to medical schools in each of the next five years.

Present plans provide for over 4,000 pre-clinical entry places in Great Britain by the end of the decade. The following estimates for the intervening years are approximate, and subject to variation:—

1975–763,400
1976–773,550
1977–783,650
1978–793,750

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many medical students were admitted to medical schools in each of the last 10 years; and how many qualified in each of these years.

The figures for medical schools in Great Britain are as follows:—

Intake of pre-clinical studentsStudents obtaining a first registrable medical qualification
1964–652,4071,805
1965–662,4781,939
1966–672,5021,933
1967–682,5602,105
1968–692,6932,126
1969–702,6952,114
1970–712,8782,190
1971–723,0322,343
1972–733,3232,289
1973–743,2762,594
1974–75*3,275
* Provisional.