Scots docs head home

July 23, 2004

St Andrews University medical students are set to have the chance of "repatriation" to meet the needs of the Scottish National Health Service rather than heading south to Manchester University as at present. St Andrews differs from Scotland's four other medical schools in offering a medical science degree, after which students transfer to Manchester for three years of clinical studies. The medical students will now work in Scottish hospitals. The move comes in a report on medical education in Scotland by Sir Kenneth Calman, vice-chancellor of Durham University, that calls for an extra 100 Scottish medical students a year.

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