Academics join forces in training fight as junior doctors face uncertainty over their future

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 21 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1289
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    As many as 45% of applicants for training posts starting this August have not yet been offered a job, according to a survey by a group of medical academics who joined forces this week to reiterate their growing concern at the problems surrounding junior doctors' appointments.

    The Fidelio group, led by Morris Brown and Steve O'Rahilly, both of Cambridge University, announced the findings of their survey a few days before round one of the application process in England came to end on Friday. As the BMJ went to press it was still unclear how many applicants had not been offered a job. Because it was decided that individual deaneries handle applications rather than the centralised computer system, only individual deaneries hold this information …

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