Med students debate rural entry scheme

Medical school students have weighed into the debate over whether rural students should get preferential treatment when it comes to securing a spot in medical school.

From 2013 the University of Queensland will take a quarter of its students from rural areas, through a separate entry stream in which they will only compete among themselves for a place – not with urban candidates.

Some say the move will skew the highly competitive race for medical school placements away from merit-based offers