Thursday, August 2, 2018

"A Tokyo medical school for years altered the admission test results of female applicants to keep the number of women in the student body low"

The Yomiuri, citing unnamed sources, said the university began lowering the admission test scores of female applicants to its medical school in 2011, after the 2010 results showed an increasing number of women were winning places.

In 2010, around 40 percent of successful applicants were women, double the previous year.

After that, the university began trying to keep the percentage of women admitted each year to around 30 percent of the incoming class.

"Women often quit after graduating and becoming a doctor, when they get married and have a child," one source told the Yomiuri, in justifying the blanket alterations of admission scores.