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Concern voiced over potential doctor test

Senior figures in the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) have voiced concerns about the controversial new aptitude test for prospective medical students.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
22nd August, 2009

Senior figures in the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) have voiced concerns about the controversial new aptitude test for prospective medical students.

Professor Sean Tierney, vice-president oft he IMO, said that ‘‘nobody is convinced that this [test] is any better at picking out good doctors than the Leaving Cert’’. He said the decision to introduce the test was a ‘‘knee-jerk reaction’’ to criticism that perfect Leaving Cert scores alone should not automatically secure a place in...

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