The young medic encouraging minority background pupils to study medicine
Medicine remains one of the most inaccessible professions. Research suggests around 80% of applicants to medical school come from just 20% of schools. Now one young doctor is determined to change that. Twenty three year old Leanne Armitage, who is studying at St George’s University of London, set up an outreach programme to tell pupils…
Leanne Armitage: ‘The healthcare profession should reflect the society that it’s serving’
23 year old medical student Leanne Armitage set up an outreach programme to tell pupils in inner city London – whatever their background – they too can become doctors. She joins Jackie Long in the studio to discuss diversity in the medical profession.