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Only the best: medical student selection in Australia

Tarun K Sen Gupta, Richard B Murray and Robin A Ray
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (11): 683-684. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10665
Published online: 18 June 2012

To the Editor: Wilson and colleagues thoughtfully summarise medical school selection procedures, highlighting the need for greater social accountability.1 We would strengthen the aim of choosing applicants with “the characteristics required to be competent medical practitioners”1 by arguing they should also be responsive to community needs.

  • Tarun K Sen Gupta
  • Richard B Murray
  • Robin A Ray

  • School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld.

Correspondence: Tarun.Sengupta@jcu.edu.au

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