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BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 16 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1180
  1. Rhona MacDonald (
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    Many doctors from overseas want to come and work in the United Kingdom. There is currently a shortage of doctors in the United Kingdom, and the British government is recruiting international doctors to help make up staff numbers. Despite this, the road to having a successful career in the United Kingdom is littered with obstacles for doctors who are not citizens of member states …

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