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Selection into higher surgical training

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 03 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6957
  1. Alison S Carr, senior clinical adviser, Medical Education and Training Programme (England), and consultant paediatric anaesthetist, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth, UK,
  2. Chris Munsch, former chairman, Joint Committee on Surgical Training, and consultant cardiac surgeon, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK,
  3. Steve Buggle, operations director, Medical Education and Training Programme (England),
  4. Patricia Hamilton, director of medical education, Medical Education and Training Programme (England)
  1. alison.carr{at}


Alison S Carr and colleagues review this year’s competition for training places


  • We thank deanery staff and surgeons and medical royal college staff involved in selection into surgery for their help in data collection.

  • Competing interests: None declared.

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