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Medicine: Education

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many students (a) started and (b) graduated from medical degree courses in England in each year since 1997. (250174)

The number of students starting and graduating from medical degree courses in England in each year since 1997 is given in the following table.

Academic year

Actual intake

Graduate output

1997-98

3,749

3,261

1998-99

3,735

3,097

1999-2000

3,972

3,373

2000-01

4,300

3,286

2001-02

4,713

3,280

2002-03

5,277

3,522

2003-04

6,030

3,734

2004-05

6,294

3,935

2005-06

6,298

4,376

2006-07

6,401

4,904

2007-08

6,264

5,569