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BMA meeting: Doctors vote to limit number of medical students

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a748 (Published 09 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a748
  1. Andrew Cole
  1. 1Edinburgh

    Delegates at the annual BMA conference voted by a narrow majority to restrict the number of places at medical schools to avoid “overproduction of doctors with limited career opportunities.” They also agreed on a complete ban on opening new medical schools.

    David Sochart, from Manchester and Salford, warned that in the current job climate allowing too many new doctors into the market would risk devaluing the profession and make newly qualified doctors prey to “unscrupulous …

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