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  • Medical Schools Widen Participation Posted on 04 August 2014

    The Medical School Council have just released their mid-year report on Selecting for Excellence which is focussed on widening participation and access.  Nursaw Associates is pleased to be associated with this work acting as expert advisor and developing the Outreach Guidance and the Student Success Guidance, which will be available in the next few months. Key developments are:

    • Outreach Guidance for medical schools promoting long-term sustainable programmes aligned to the wider university’s activity.  It also includes a series of case studies.  This will be released in the autumn.
    • An in-depth analysis of the diversity of medical students which will feed into the development of a tracking system so that students from a low socio-economic background can be identified and their future career progress can be monitored and evaluated.
    • Support for students on application and admission such as consideration as to how contextual data can be used, research into current selection methods, the creation of a single resource for potential applicants to medicine to use and the establishment of a single core values and attributes statement that all medical schools will use when they select medical students. 
    • Broader definitions of work experience for entry to medical school and the establishment of a kitemark within the NHS for providers who prioritise applications for work experience from students from low socio-economic background.

    For a copy of the report please go to http://www.medschools.ac.uk/Publications/Documents/MSC-Selecting-for-Excellence-End-of-year-report.pdf 


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