Specialists in the United States

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6995.1672c (Published 24 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1672
  1. John C D Plant
  1. Private surgical practitioner 408 Lilly Rd NE, Suite C, Olympia, Washington, USA 98506

    EDITOR,—I was trained in general surgery in Britain and then spent 10 years training surgical residents in the United States. Having observed the results of this method for the past 15 years in private surgical practice, I can vouch for the fact that it is possible to train bright medical graduates to a high standard of specialist competence in adefined period.1

    In my opinion, …

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