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Title: Changing Geographies of Access to Medical Education in London
Authors: Brown, G.
Garlick, P. B.
First Published: 2007
Citation: Health and Place, 2007, 13 (2), pp.520-531
Abstract: This paper highlights the need for health geographers to consider the social and cultural geographies of who gets to train as a doctor. The paper presents a case study of a scheme intended to widen access to medical education for working class students from inner London. This work examines the role of local education markets and cultures of education in shaping the aspirations and achievements of potential future doctors. It employs ethnographic data to consider how ‘non-traditional’ learners acclimatise to medical school. Our findings indicate that the students who succeed best are those who can see themselves as belonging within the education system, regardless of their social and cultural background.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2006.07.001
ISSN: 1353-8292
Type: Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Geography

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