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EU doctors get caught in training trap

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 31 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1254
  1. Andrea Perinti, Ophthalmic trainee at Siena University. (
  1. Via S Pietro, 24 53100 Siena, Italy

    EDITOR—The specialist medical order is a national law implementing the European directive 93/16, which regulates postgraduate training; it came into effect on 16 January 1996. The Specialist Training Authority is now the government body designed by law to grant certificates of completion of specialist training.

    Before the implementation of directive 93/16 the General Medical Council granted a certificate of specialist training to those applicants from the European Union …

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