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Letters Training surgeons

The 10 000 hour rule

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 01 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5138
  1. Donald MacDonald, specialist registrar in urological surgery1,
  2. Kieran Jefferson, consultant urological surgeon1
  1. 1University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry CV2 2DX
  1. donaldmacdonald{at}

    We welcome Purcell Jackson and Tarpley’s stand on surgical training and wish to add two further points.1 Historically, surgical apprenticeship in the UK has not been of fixed …

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