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German doctors flock to Britain

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7053.319a (Published 10 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:319

“We are seeking a senior house officer as soon as possible.” “Don't lose time—complete your clinical training in Great Britain.” Adverts like these, in English and German, have become common in Deutsches Arzteblatt, the official publication of the German Federal Chamber of Physicians.

As a result, the number of Germans newly registered with the General Medical Council rose from 138 in 1990 to 610 in 1995. There are …

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