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UK trainee doctors spurn obstetrics and gynaecology

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7537.323-c (Published 09 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:323
  1. Madeleine Brettingham
  1. London

    The specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology is facing a recruitment crisis, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said last week. It said that the number of medical students opting for a career in the specialty has fallen dramatically over the past 10 years.

    A thousand new consultants were needed to plug the gap, which has resulted from poor workforce planning and a lack of enthusiasm for the specialty among medical students, said a panel headed by the college's president, Allan Templeton.

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