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Do Medical Students in Their Fifth Year of Undergraduate Training Differ in Their Suitability to Become a “Good Doctor” Depending on Their Admission Criteria? A Pilot Study [Letter]

Authors Chakhachiro A

Received 16 February 2020

Accepted for publication 7 March 2020

Published 12 March 2020 Volume 2020:11 Pages 203—204


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Md Anwarul Azim Majumder

Adham Chakhachiro

Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK

Correspondence: Adham Chakhachiro
Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, South Kensington, SW7 2AZ, London, UK

The study conducted by Kötter et al 1 regarding medical students’ suitability to becoming ‘good doctors’ based on their admission criteria was read with great interest. Their finding that it could be favourable to select medical students not only based on academic performance but also on other additional selection criteria was interesting and delves into the important topic of medical admission selection criteria. The results of the study are in concordance with the literature and what is currently occurring in practice in many universities across the world. 2 

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