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Dempsey to remove medical courses from points system
Education Minister Noel Dempsey has revealed plans to make a range of medical courses available on a post-graduate basis only.
The proposed move would lead to courses like dentistry and medicine being removed from the CAO points system and made available only to people with previous qualifications.
Mr Dempsey said the move was designed to ease pressure on Leaving Cert students hoping to study medical courses.
He also said that he believed many students who achieved high points were pressured into studying medical courses when they have no interest in the subject.
The minister said many of these students never go on to graduate and many others who do graduate do not stay in medicine for long.
Yep, you read that right, he wants to make it harder to become a doctor. Obviously this is fair since we all know doctors are a bunch of money grubbing swine only in it for the fast buck and aren't subject to 72 hour shifts, shitty pay, abuse from patients, abuse from administrators, expensive court cases thanks to our claims culture and basically in one of the most stressful professions on earth, possibly behind astronauts and crash test dummies.