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BMJ 1996; 313 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7065.3 (Published 02 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:S3-7065

Doctors are being deterred from entering academic medicine, which requires a PhD of its clinicians, as well as full clinical training. A conference held last week to discuss the future of the clinical lecturer grade heard Professor Sir Colin Dollery, the University of London's pro-vice-chancellor for medicine, warn that positive action is needed to ensure that academic clinicians are not disadvantaged compared with their NHS colleagues. The prospect of protracted training, together with recent uncertainties over full funding of academic salaries, have made clinical lecturer posts increasingly difficult to fill.

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