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Irish junior doctors spend too little time being trained

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7282.319 (Published 10 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:319
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    Irish junior doctors are spending an average of only 4% of their working day studying or receiving formal training. A report released last week by the national joint steering group on the working hours of non-consultant hospital doctors said that consultants have too little time to provide training and non-consultants are often “too busy to attend that which is provided.”

    As a result, the report added, many of the non-consultant hospital doctors “feel that they are …

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