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Removing barriers to career development in public health

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 12 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:448
  1. Klim McPherson, professor of public health epidemiology (
  1. Cancer and Public Health Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT

    EDITOR—The white paper Saving Lives: Our Healthier Nation offers, for the first time, possibilities of careers in public health without glass ceilings. In other words, bright graduates will, at last, one day be able to choose public health as a career without having to study clinical medicine for six years first.

    Many of us …

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