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Entry Course to Increase Student Numbers After Initial Success

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A pre-medical entry course, funded by the universities of Aberdeen and Glasgow has achieved a near-100% success rate in its first year.

The universities shared £330k to fund 40 places in 2017-18, with the aim of giving those from diverse background the experience and qualifications needed to become students in medicine.

During the first year, 40 out of 42 students completed the course and will go on to study medicine. From 2019, both universities will increase their provision to 50 students.

Professor Steve Heys, head of the School of Medicine at Aberdeen University, said: "The high proportion of those going on to study medicine here at Aberdeen is testament to the high quality of our applicants."