Only the best: medical student selection in Australia

Patrick D Mahar
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11008
Published online: 15 October 2012

To the Editor: The implication by Wilson and colleagues that selection processes might at any stage be designed “to identify students ... who are likely to develop physical or mental illness ... that will impair their ability to practise in an empathic and professional manner”1 raises significant ethical and legal issues.

  • Patrick D Mahar

  • School of Medicine, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC.


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