ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Class Composition of Medical Students-Some Indications from Sind, Pakistan

Some Indications from Sind, Pakistan S Akbar Zaidi The class background of doctors has important implications for doctor-patient relationships which is an important form of social control. The background of doctors is important in determining the dynamics of the health system of any country. This article is based on a survey of medical students in Pakistan and aims to find out what kind of people choose to become doctors. Do they all come from the same privileged class, or is there a heterogeneous distribution of social classes amongst potential doctors?

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