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  • Graduation rates for medical school are much higher than for other degrees with high entry requirements such as engineering and the sciences. 
  • The dropout rates are also unusually low for medical school, despite it being such a long and taxing degree. 
  • A student’s race does play a role in the admissions process, but it doesn’t mean medical schools are admitting Black and Coloured students who aren’t up to scratch

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