Letters Vive la difference?

Training and careers in France

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39367.484213.BE (Published 18 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:788
  1. Herv Maisonneuve, director, continuing medical education1,
  2. Yves Matillon, head, health professions competencies evaluation task force2
  1. 1Pfizer, 75014 Paris, France
  2. 2Health Ministry, Paris
  1. hervemaisonneuve{at}gmail.com

    The United Kingdom is not alone in its uncertainty about doctors' training and careers.1 Other European countries, and particularly France, are struggling with a shortage of junior doctors and an uneven distribution of doctors across the country, leading to potential issues regarding the immigration of doctors to fill the gaps.

    In France, medical schools admitted 8000 students in 1975, 6000 …

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