Academic medicine: who is it for?

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7487.363-a (Published 10 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:363

Country of origin affects potential career in UK academic medicine

  1. Arvindan Veiraiah (drveiraiah@doctors.org.uk), specialist registrar in clinical pharmacology
  1. Llandough Hospital, Penarth CF64 2XX

EDITOR—Reichenbach and Brown discuss the important issue of discrimination by sex.1 The same applies to overseas trainees (mostly non-white) wanting to enter a career in academic medicine in the United Kingdom.

Medical think-tanks in the United Kingdom often complain about the lack of good clinicians who are interested in academic medicine and research. Research and academic training also count towards the selection …

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