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Doctors trained abroad are less likely to win merit awards

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 03 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:0-c

Consultants who trained abroad are under-represented among holders of NHS distinction awards in England and Wales. Lambert and colleagues (p 1347) analysed all merit awards given between 1998 and 2002 and found that, compared with before 1998, under-representation of women and doctors from ethnic minorities had diminished substantially or disappeared. However, doctors who trained abroad, both white and non-white, remained less likely to receive awards.

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