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Increase in the medical seats starting 2018

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Dear Department of Health,

I am writing to you with regards to the announced increase in medical seats starting in the academic year 2018-2019. It has been published by the BBC that the cost of this increase is GBP 100m for the period 2018-2022, and that this amount will be relayed to international student's tuition fees. I have two questions about this increase:

1. Will international students who have already started their medical course before the increase in the seats be affected? i.e. will students who started in the year 2017-2018 be affected?

If the cost of this increase will not be relayed onto international students' fees, how else will this process be funded?

2. How does the department plan to increase the seats; will it be a 25% increase at each medical school? If so, what are the measures to make sure medical schools adapt to such a sudden increase in the number of seats?

Yours faithfully,

Abdelrahman Sallam

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