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Doctors: Training

Department for Education written question – answered on 8th January 2018.

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Photo of Lord Clark of Windermere Lord Clark of Windermere Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many undergraduates in total were enrolled in UK university training to be doctors on 1 November of (1) 2010, (2) 2011, (3) 2012, (4) 2013, (5) 2014, (6) 2015, (7) 2016, and (8) 2017; and how many new undergraduates enrolled in UK universities to train to be doctors in each year from 2010 to 2017.

Photo of Viscount Younger of Leckie Viscount Younger of Leckie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Higher Education Statistics Agency collects data on students enrolled and qualifying from courses at UK Higher Education Institutions, including information on subject of study.

The attached table shows the numbers of enrolments in first degrees in pre-clinical and clinical medicine (as defined by the Joint Academic Coding System in each academic year, including how many were newly enrolled that year (“entrants”)). Information for the 2016/17 academic year will become available on the 11 January 2018.

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