Oct 30, 2018
In Unit 2
Did anybody else notice how the decline in interest in medicine during Year 12 is matched by an increase in interest in nursing? I wonder if this reflects a number of students compromising on their medical aspirations. This has certainly made me think about how it is that we can help students, particularly those from low SES backgrounds who have traditionally had difficulty accessing medical degrees, to keep hold of their aspirations. We certainly have a vital role to play as 'tour guides' of university pathways in ensuring that students are aware of all opportunities and doors into higher education.