Maintaining clinical contact during research

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7011.1026a (Published 14 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1026
  1. Pamela Pole
  1. Clinical research fellow Medical Informatics Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL

    EDITOR,--As a clinician working in research in medical informatics I am concerned that there is no career structure to enable me to maintain clinical training at the same time as pursuing research. Currently, medical informatics has traditional links with epidemiology and general practice, which have arisen both from the use of computers for statistical analysis and from the presence of computers on general practitioners' desks. This will inevitably change as we move towards electronic patient records …

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