Where do hard-nosed med students study?

Are you hard-nosed, unemotional and not afraid to put a few backs up? Chances are you studied medicine at one of Australia's sandstone universities, if new research is to be believed.

The claim comes in a study analysing differences in personality traits between students at six Australian medical schools, published last week in the journal Medical Teacher.

It found higher "agreeableness" and "conscientiousness" scores among students who attend regional schools with a focus on