Are medical students too posh?

More students from poor families should be trained as doctors because they can better understand the experiences of disadvantaged patients, it is claimed.

Dr Evelyn Chan from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and Dr Paul Leong, a registrar at Monash Health in Melbourne, both recently worked as selection interviewers at an Australian university.

 “[One] of our scripted questions was 'How have you helped disadvantaged people?', they said.

“A memorable candidate began, 'well, our family has a maid'."