Increase in applicants choosing medical studies

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 07 February, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 07 February, 2009, 12:00am

More top students have opted for medicine in the Early Admission Scheme this year, statistics show. Chinese University said 158 students put medical studies as their first choice, while University of Hong Kong recorded 124 - an increase of 40 and 20 applicants on last year, respectively. The Joint University Programmes Admission System received 424 applications for the early admission scheme before its deadline at the end of last month. For the current school year, Chinese University admitted 206 students through the early admission scheme, the highest among the three participating universities.