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Widening participation in medicine: what, why and how?
Widening Participation (WP) is 'the process of encouraging underrepresented socioeconomic groups to apply for Higher Education'. This is particularly relevant to medicine, where representation of lower socioeconomic groups is generally poor. Reducing this divide is necessary as socioeconomic diversity enhances social mobility and is likely to improve patient outcomes. This review aims to explore the background to WP, including relevant political theory and also highlights the key methodsdoi:10.15694/mep.2017.000184 fatcat:jtyd7gepa5dx5msj6ugwu347uy