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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:32 PM

A Japanese medical school does an about-face after lowering women's test scores to help men

Source: Washington Post

A Japanese medical school does an about-face after lowering women’s test scores to help men

By Siobhán O'Grady November 8 at 3:40 PM

Tokyo Medical University, one of Japan’s top medical schools, spent years purposely rigging women’s entrance exam scores in order to ensure that some of them couldn’t attend the prestigious school.

Now, the university’s administration is walking back its controversial policy, offering spots to 101 people who were wrongly denied entrance in the last two years, Japanese news outlets reported this week.

Earlier this year, the medical school acknowledged lowering exam grades of female applicants in order to keep the percentage of female students lower than men. The school said it had lowered women’s grades and inflated men’s results due to a doctor shortage in Japan, as some female doctors there have left the profession once they become mothers, causing staffing issues at Japanese hospitals.

The university’s recently appointed president, Yukiko Hayashi, said at a news conference on Wednesday that out of the 101 students offered spots, the school only has room for 63. Applicants have until the end of the month to decide if they want to accept a spot, although some have already started their studies elsewhere.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:44 PM

1. I would not trust the school over any of my grades after that.


I imagine most women would feel same way,

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 03:10 PM

2. seriously, does this sort of bs surprise any of us?

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