Will rising tuition fees stop talented students becoming doctors?

  • Will the new tuition fees affect who can attend medical school?
  • Will this lead to only students with financial backing becoming doctors.
  • Will future doctors be in £45,000 of debt and will this put people off becoming doctors?
Authored By Rhys Clement on Wednesday 19th January 2011

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Mariechen Puchert
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Posted over 9 years ago

 
A SOUTH AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE...
I am a third year medical student in South Africa and we have also been suffering under significant tuition fee increases. Last year my university wanted to increase our tuition fees by 12%, and we eventual

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Alasdair Langstaff
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Posted over 9 years ago

The fact of the matter is that becoming a doctor more than many other careers will give you a higher earning potential. The other reality is that not everyone is cut out to a doctor. As Chaz has already pointed out, the concept of putting everyone thro

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Dr Alastair Buick
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Site Administrator
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Posted over 9 years ago

Yea but if you do 5 to 6 yearrs at university as an undergraduate medical student then you are in considerably more debt than a someone who does a 3 year degree and then goes to become an accountant in the city (27,000 vrs 54,000)
Apart from medici

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Jeremy Walker
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Site Administrator
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Posted over 9 years ago

The thing that annoys me about this debate is that someone doesn't leave university with a substantial amount of debt that they have to start paying back immediately. They only pay it back when they start earning lots of money. It's a loan that

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Rhys Clement
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Core / Specialist / Gp Trainee - New Royal Infirmary Edinburgh
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Posted over 9 years ago

well there are some very pro-increase views here.... I think it has always been one of the major advantages of the UK education system that training has been provided free of charge. With doctors wages being slashed as quickly as the educational budget

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Charles Gay
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Posted over 9 years ago

Yes to all of those I suspect. But this is what you get if you set up a system that attempts to put as many people as possible through higher education for some misguided ideas about international standings and social mobility!

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