I myself am a Medical student in Liverpool university and, unlike most Muslims in the UK, I grew up in a Muslim country—Kuwait to be exact (which would make me an international student).
I'm surprised at the level of extremism of these Muslim students and I have to say that it is real from what I've seen. But you have to ask yourself, why is it that Oman (a Muslim country) is the seventh best country when it comes to Medicine, as listed by the WHO?
It's astounding, and here's the kicker. Most early Muslim Physicians, who were either Arabs or Persians, never used their religion as an excuse to harm a patient. It would be seen as a betrayal of an unspoken contract between doctor and patient, a contract which dictates that a doctor must do everything to improve his or her patient's condition.
Needless to say that most Muslims are "cafeteria Muslims" nowadays: they only pick what they like from religion and then they distort it to serve whatever fakakta bullshit ulterior motive they have.
Most Kuwaiti, Saudi, Qatari, Emirati, Omani or Bahraini medical students never ever attract this kind of negative media attention, male or female.
And I'm not indicating superiority or anything but only pointing to the cold hard facts.
Make of that what you will...