Med schools should look for resilient students: Dean

The process is skewed towards candidates who might not be suited to medicine

A leading dean says medical schools need to be better at selecting resilient students following reports of two more student suicides.


The Australian Medical Students' Association called for action on Wednesday after it revealed two students had ended their own lives in recent weeks.

Professor Richard Murray, president of the Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand, responded by suggesting the selection process may be part of the problem.

The process was still skewed towards selecting top-achieving students from high socio-economic