German junior doctors in Britain

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6948.199a (Published 16 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:199
  1. H-J Bartz,
  2. W Kahlke
  1. University Teaching Hospital Greifswald, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, 17487 Greifswald
  2. Germany University Teaching Hospital Eppendorf, Department of Medical Education, 20246 Hamburg, Germany.

    EDITOR, - The number of German junior doctors holding preregistration with the General Medical Council is steadily increasing. Between 1988, when the training of junior doctors in Germany was reformed, and 1992 the number of German junior house officers working in Britain increased from two to 485 (General Medical Council, personal communication).

    Since 1988, after completing the six year course in medical school German junior doctors have had to work for …

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