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Royal colleges call on doctors to volunteer in developing countries

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 04 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2124
  1. Helen Jaques, news reporter
  1. 1BMJ Careers
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The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has urged UK doctors to volunteer in resource poor settings to increase their expertise in global health and learn new skills.

Healthcare in the UK is increasingly influenced by global health challenges, such as pandemic diseases and health problems among migrants and refugees, the academy says. Volunteering overseas …

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