Letters

Academic medicine has pitfalls for junior researchers

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7469.798-a (Published 30 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:798
  1. Matthew Ridd, general practice research training fellow (m.ridd@bristol.ac.uk),
  2. Clare Emmett, research associate,
  3. Rachel Hardwick, academic general practitioner registrar,
  4. Sinead Wright, academic general practitioner registrar
  1. Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Bristol BS6 6JL
  2. Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Bristol BS6 6JL

    EDITOR—We share Clark and Smith's concerns about the decline of academic medicine.1 New entrants must be both attracted and retained.2 In March 2004 delegates attending a regional meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care in Bristol were invited to take part in a workshop to discuss the problems facing junior researchers. Twenty four participants identified problems with, and offered some solutions to, …

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