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Research and work abroad are discouraged in UK's new training agenda

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 15 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1426
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK has warned that there is no guarantee of how many posts will be available in the new specialist training programmes in medicine that are due to start in August 2007.

    It is also discouraging trainees wishing to spend some time being trained abroad, because of difficulty trainees have in providing evidence of exactly what type of training they have gained. “Those trainees currently working abroad, e.g. in Australia, should consider returning to posts in the UK by the summer of 2006,” it says in a statement.

    The messages come as the federation released what it describes as its “preferred option” for new programmes to …

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