Medical school admits it altered tests to keep women out

Research associates work at the Bioresource Research Center of Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Tokyo Japan

A Tokyo medical school on Tuesday (Aug 7) admitted entrance test scores for female applicants were routinely altered to keep women out and apologised for the discrimination after a probe.

Around 2006, executives at Tokyo Medical University saw what they thought was a problem with their applicants: Too many women. It said that it had believed that was in the best interests of the profession and helped the school to maintain its influence.

Long hours of work, emergency calls, "there is a consensus within the university that male doctors are more supportive for the university hospital", continues the source. It deliberately reduced the...

The university decided who passed based on the combined scores for the two stages: the computer-graded test in the first stage, and a short essay and interview in the second stage.

An investigation by the university's in-house lawyers concluded the official's son had his score boosted by up to 49 points.

In 2018, the ratio of women accepted to the medical school after the first round of tests was 14.5 per cent, compared with 18.9 per cent for men.

They were charged with allowing the son of a former top education ministry official to be admitted to the school illegally in exchange for favouritism in connection with a government subsidy program.

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The amount of donated money was said to have varied depending on the points added, and money was paid from the successful students' families and others to the university in some cases, according to the source.

Almost 50 per cent of Japanese women are college educated - one of the world's highest levels - but they often face discrimination in the workforce and are considered responsible for homemaking, childrearing and elderly care, while men are expected to work long hours and outside care services are limited.

The university's confession triggered anger among female medical professionals.

"Women often quit after graduating and becoming a doctor, when they get married and have a child", one source told the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper last week.

"It's just switching the focus of argument to claim that women's working capacity is limited because of pregnancy and childbirth", said Tanebe.

Yoshiko Maeda, president of the Japan Medical Women's Association, said it is necessary to improve the work environment for female doctors rather than fearing women will leave jobs.

Masahiko Usui, 77, a former chairman of the university's board of regents, said during the school's internal investigation that he did so to "increase donations to the school". All three have since been indicted.

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