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BMJ 1998; 317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7153.3a (Published 25 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:S3a-7153

Fears of a brain-drain in Canadian surgery are receding: production of newly-qualified surgeons is matching emigration to the States and retirement (Can J Surg 1998;41:198-204). The average resident takes 60 months to train, and the pass rates in the College exams exceed 80%. The article also spins the high morale message that 41% of surgeons intend to retire at age 70; there are no gender data anywhere to be seen.

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