Journal: Advances in Health Sciences Education Author: Cleland J, Palma TF Publication Date: Jan 2018
Description: Despite repeated calls for change, the problem of widening access (WA) to medicine persists globally. One factor which may be operating to maintain social exclusion is the language used in representing WA applicants and students by the gatekeepers and representatives of medical schools, Admissions Deans. We therefore examined the institutional discourse of UK Medical Admissions Deans in order to determine how values regarding WA are communicated and presented in this context.
Support links: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10459-018-9809-2#citeas