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Fate of Registrars in the South-Western Region

Br Med J 1970; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5692.359 (Published 07 February 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;1:359
  1. A. G. Riddell,
  2. Alison M. Elliott


    The fate of registrars in general surgery in the South-Western Region has been surveyed. Once a man has taken a registrarship in general surgery he is largely committed to surgery as a career. Consequently, if he fails to obtain promotion in the Health Service he emigrates, and as a result about 37% of British graduates who become surgical registrars eventually settle abroad.

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