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Ireland faces shortage of doctors

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 08 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:961
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    There is a growing shortage of doctors from outside the European Union in the Republic of Ireland. Doctors' leaders attribute the situation to the introduction just over three years ago of stricter assessment exams, which include proficiency in English.

    A number of senior doctors are warning that the situation is now so critical that some hospital departments …

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