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Looking for a better future: identity construction in socio-economically deprived 16-year olds considering a career in medicine.

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The medical profession has traditionally been dominated by middle-class white males in the UK, but it is a political priority to widen access to all socio-economic and ethnic groups. This paper describes an empirical study based on biographical life narrative interviews with 45 16-year olds from inner London who were considering applying to medical school, drawn mainly from the most socio-economically deprived 25% of the population. Most of them were immigrants or the children of immigrants, ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Social science and medicine (1982)
Volume:
65
Issue:
4
Pages:
738-754
Publication date:
2007-08-05
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EISSN:
1873-5347
ISSN:
0277-9536
URN:
uuid:d90b3d35-1403-4cef-9ea2-d7770865e54b
Source identifiers:
504210
Local pid:
pubs:504210

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