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Educational experience for trainees is better than in Britain

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 24 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:496
  1. Colin F MacKenzie, Professor
  1. Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

    EDITOR,—We wish to address some of the comments in Peter Hambly's personal view of anaesthesia in the United States and to identify some of the benefits of American training.1 Unlike in Britain, university (teaching) hospitals in the United States frequently have all the surgical specialties (neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, paediatric surgery, obstetrics, etc) under one roof. Trainees are therefore evaluated by a consistent group of faculty (that is, consultants), who communicate daily and regularly review the trainees' …

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