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Online selection of junior doctors: a student's view

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 16 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:675
  1. Nadeeja Koralage, final year medical student (
  1. Royal Free and University College London

    With finals looming, you would expect students in their last year of medical school to be revising hard and meeting up for the occasional last orders at the hospital social club. The one thing at the forefront of our minds should, as in previous years, be the exams that we have been working towards all our academic lives. However, the subject most talked about at attachments is jobs. Not surprising, you may think. But what is surprising is that not only do we talk, we also speculate and repeat rumours that we have heard while wondering if we will be able to work in England.

    Final year students must apply for jobs through the Multi-Deanery Application

    The noble aim behind MDAP—to move medicine away from its image as an old boys' network—has created a completely new set of tribulations

    Process (MDAP). Online, they must answer a series of questions on topics ranging from academic performance and …

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