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JEHAN CASINADER: NZ is better for 'special entry' medical students

Jehan Casinader
Sat, 26 Sep 2020

Jehan Casinader
Sat, 26 Sep 2020
At Otago University, some medical students are being looked at with suspicion.They may be Maori or Pasifika. They may come from a refugee background.An uncomfortable question hangs over these students: Were they admitted to medical school on merit – or just because of their skin colour?It’s a daft question, but it’s the easiest way to sum up the recent debate over the school’s entry policy. Since 2012, an affirmative action strategy has led to an increase in the number of places given to students from minority backg...

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