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BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7167.3a (Published 31 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:S3a-7167

Student electives may form an important bridge between undergraduate experience and eventual success in the specialty. A recent letter in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (1998;102:588) points out that the relationship is symbiotic: the student gains a mentor, and the surgeon gets a computer literate assistant who increases academic productivity by helping with data entry and case note reviews.

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