Letters

Career choices of trainees in general practice

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7026.314b (Published 03 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:314
  1. Rosemarie Webb,
  2. David Hannay
  1. General practice course organiser South Axholme Group Practice, The Surgery, Epworth, Near Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN9 1EP
  2. Professor of general practice Department of General Practice, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU

    EDITOR,—The career choices for generation X that Clare Vaughan discusses in her editorial1 were reflected in a survey of 52 trainees due to complete their vocational training in North Trent last year. Fifty (96%) trainees agreed to be interviewed (median age 28.5 years for both the 23 men and 27 women). Most had been to a British university (mainly Sheffield), most were married, and 17 had a family. The commonest stage at which they had decided to enter general practice was as …

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