Monday, May 18, 2009

Special Report: Taking Europe’s Medical Students Beyond 2010

Taking Europe’s Medical Students Beyond 2010 Published: April 29, 2009 By ALICE PFEIFFER, NYTimes
PARIS — France’s ferociously selective medical education system is set to undergo radical change in the autumn of 2010. Last overhauled in the wake of the student revolts of May 1968, the system now entitles any student with a science baccalaureate, or high school diploma, to attend university medical classes. Real selection for medical studies occurs only after the first year, with an exam that up to 90 percent of students fail.

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