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Canadian junior doctors fight fees

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 29 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1630

Junior doctors in Ontario may be asked to pay tuition fees for their postgraduate education programmes in an attempt to relieve the financial pressure on universities. During their postgraduate medical studies the medical residents are salaried hospital employees, earning from about £18 800 ($28 200) in their first year to £28 000 in their sixth year. For this they work 80 to 100 hours a week for two to six …

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