…which is good experience

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7010.946c (Published 07 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:946
  1. Ann Marie Connolly,
  2. Susy Stirling
  1. Senior community health officer Medical officer Hlabisa Hospital, P/Bag x5001, Hlabisa 3937, South Africa

    EDITOR,--Bryan Christie's news article was encouraging to doctors from Britain who work at Hlabisa Hospital in rural Zululand.1 Many of them experienced discouragement and warnings of “career suicide” when proposing to opt out from accepted career pathways in Britain to work in the developing world for a short period.

    It would be heartening if prospective employers in the NHS, whether hospital consultants, general practitioners, or managers, could appreciate the range of experience gained here, as promoted …

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