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I'm a doctor from a disadvantaged background. Why is that so unusual?

The #mypathtomedicine hashtag has spawned similar stories. Medicine should have a wide social profile – but it does not I remember my first medical school interview. It was February. It was freezing. It was my first time in London and I was a starry-eyed 17-year-old. I saw hordes of teenagers with pristinely ironed suits, slicked-back hair and polished black shoes who spoke with immaculate cut-glass English accents.
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