UK encourages unrealistic expectations among overseas applicants for training

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7129.473a (Published 07 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:473
  1. M K Sridhar, Consultant physiciana
  1. a Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust Hospitals, Stafford ST16 3SA

    Editor—The current situation regarding overseas graduates and training posts in the United Kingdom is unsatisfactory. I recently went through 147 applications for four senior house officer posts in medicine at the district general hospital where I work. Of these, four were from British nationals (two of whom were graduates of British universities). Most applicants were graduates from India (77), with the others being from African countries (16), Germany (9), Greece (8), the Middle East (6), Myanmar (3), Pakistan (3), and Sri Lanka (3). …

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