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Getting started as a medical manager

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 25 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:532
  1. P J Drew,
  2. A Gilbert
  1. Research fellow Academic Surgical Unit, University of Hull Postgraduate Medical School, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, North Humberside HU16 5JQ
  2. Regional commercial manager Asda Stores, Swanley, Kent BR8 7UN

    EDITOR,—In their article on getting started as a medical manager J F Riordan and Jenny Simpson comment on several important issues facing senior clinicians involved in management.1 We believe, however, that articles on management for doctors repeatedly omit one factor.

    Learning by doing and getting to know your workforce are established methods in management training. In most major companies managers are required to …

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