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BMJ 1999; 319 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7209.0 (Published 28 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:0

“Modern medicine emphasises self directed learning and critical evaluation,” say Chris McManus and colleagues in their article on UK medical students— and, one way and another, there's a lot about learning, and the pitfalls to its progress, in this week's BMJ.

There's long been debate about whether the extra year that many British medical students spend doing a medical science degree helps to produce a cadre of medical academics. McManus et al designed their study to assess the effect of these intercalated degrees not …

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