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Applications flood in for medical schools

Graphic outside the Royal College of Nursing headquarters, London. Photo Workers.

Applications to UK medical schools have increased by over 20 per cent. Figures published by the Medical Schools Council, the representative body for UK medical schools, show that 28,690 would-be doctors have applied for 2021 entry. 

Over time, the trend is even more impressive. Back in 2017, 20,100 applied. 

Applications to study nursing rose by nearly a third, 32 per cent, to reach 60,130, according to UCAS. All this in spite of a decrease of 40 per cent in nursing applicants from EU countries.