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Impartial careers advice for doctors and medical students

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 05 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1225

The BMJ careers advice zone may help fill the gap

  1. Rhona MacDonald (, editor,
  2. Graham Easton (, assistant editor
  1. Career Focus
  2. Career Focus

    Research published this week by BMJ Careers adds to the growing evidence of what we intuitively knew already: the majority of medical students and doctors in training are dissatisfied with the careers advice and guidance they receive. Informing Choices: the need for career advice in medical training reports on the views and experiences of 1740 doctors and medical students working in England (see further information box for more details).

    Other studies, such as the BMA cohort study that reports on career paths and experiences of doctors who graduated in 1995, confirm that this dissatisfaction is a United Kingdom wide phenomenon.1

    As one of the authors of Informing Choices, Charles Jackson, said in an interview in this week's Career Focus (p s191): “We weren't surprised to …

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