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Clinical judgment skills are needed too

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 01 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5137
  1. J Graham Williams, consultant colorectal surgeon1
  1. 1Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, Wolverhampton WV10 0QP
  1. graham.williams{at}

    Purcell Jackson and Tarpley analyse the difficulties of fitting surgical training within an 80 hour week.1 They point out that log books of US trainees recorded that 3963 hours were spent on operating and on perioperative care in one year, which could be accommodated within the current …

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