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A survey of British medical schools policies with regard to applications from dental graduates in 1992.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
0266-4356
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
31
Issue
4
Pages
246–249
Identifiers
PMID: 8399043
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The admission officer of 28 medical schools in the UK were circulated with a questionnaire requesting details of their policies regarding applicants who are dental graduates. Replies were received from 27 schools (96.4%). There was a wide variation amongst the intake policies between the medical schools. The number of places available for dental graduates varied from none to four per year. The entry requirements for such applicants ranged from the BDS degree to Part II FDS. Most medical schools set the upper age limit for dental graduates entering medicine as 30 years. Up to 2 years exemption in the 5-year medical course may be available for some dental graduates but 17 medical schools do not offer any reduction in the duration of the course. Only eight of the medical schools liaised with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in vetting the dentally qualified applicants. All the medical schools operated the fees remission scheme for the self-financed student. This survey should help the prospective candidate to shortlist suitable medical schools.

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