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Applications to Brighton medical school show slight rise
7:50am Thursday 7th February 2013 in News
A medical school is proving to be one of the most popular in the country.
The number of would-be doctors wanting to study |at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2013 has risen slightly compared to last year.
However the increase of less than 1% is much lower than in previous years. This is believed to be partly down to the controversial increase in annual tuition fees to £9,000 a year.
The school, run jointly by the universities of Brighton and Sussex, received 2,546 applications for its next course, due to start in the autumn, compared to 2,532 the year before.
There are about 20 applications for each of the 128 available places.
Admissions tutor Sue Eckstein said: “Our medical students are probably our best advertisement for the medical school.
"Their commitment to medicine, their enthusiasm, their appreciation of the fantastic academic and personal support they get from faculty and administrative staff and their willingness to get involved in the admissions process from open days to interview days makes a huge impression.”
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