Letters Surgical training and clinical trials

Does involvement in clinical trials make trainees better surgeons?

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2774 (Published 26 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2774
  1. Prathiba M De Silva, academic foundation doctor1,
  2. Michael T Stoddart, foundation doctor2
  1. 1University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Stoke on Trent, UK
  2. 2Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, Bath, UK
  1. desilvampm{at}gmail.com

As foundation doctors applying for surgical specialties at the end of the year, we find it difficult to know what to focus on to get the best chance of securing a competitive training post.

The apprenticeship of surgery is fading, …

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