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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

Academic physicians are affected by specific failures of postgraduate training

  1. Hamish S Fraser, academic physician (
  1. Brigham and Womens Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA

EDITOR—Dobson in his news article on continental doctors taking up top posts in UK heart medicine and surgery describes an important but not surprising situation.1 2 The refusal of the postgraduate training system to train more than a few cardiologists in the 90s has had serious repercussions for the provision of cardiac care in the United Kingdom. Nine years ago when I moved to …

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