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Consider physicians’ training

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 31 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5592
  1. Michael Sherratt, consultant clinical neurophysiologist1
  1. 1Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Luton LU4 0DZ
  1. msherratt{at}

    It was illuminating to discover that in Belgium the emphasis is on achieving surgical competence, with worked hours a secondary consideration.1 But why have most of the recent discussions centred on surgical training?2 …

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