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Don't GPs have to be good clinicians any more?

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 15 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1429
  1. Adrian Fogarty, consultant in accident and emergency medicine (
  1. Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2QG

    EDITOR—I agree that the selection of doctors is far from perfect, but I am concerned that the emphasis shown by Patterson et al on key competencies for general practitioner registrars in Career focus will encourage the selection of politically correct candidates with little clinical acumen.1 …

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