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Overseas doctors pose threat in New Zealand

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 18 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1587
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    Doctors in New Zealand want a curb on the number of overseas doctors being allowed into the country to practise because of fears that local graduates will be forced to go abroad to find work. New Zealand's two medical schools say that increasing numbers of newly qualified doctors may be unable to get jobs because they are having to compete with doctors from overseas.

    The dean of Auckland's School of Medicine, Professor Peter Gluckman, said: “Many of our students are unable to practise because they are being displaced by overseas doctors, who …

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