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Academic medicine: who is it for?

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:363

Country of origin affects potential career in UK academic medicine

  1. Arvindan Veiraiah (, 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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