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Warning over EU minimum specialty training requirements

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 21 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:cf_profquals2108
  1. Caroline White
  1. 1BMJ
  1. cwhite{at}

Concerns have been raised over European parliamentary proposals that would allow EU doctors who have not completed a minimum amount of specialist medical training to practise in other member states.

The internal market committee, which is leading the revision of the mutual recognition of professional qualifications directive, has made several amendments to the original European Commission text in a bid to facilitate the movement of doctors across member states.

The revisions propose that partial exemptions be made to the …

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