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Doctors should consider benefits of working overseas, BMA says

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 17 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5667
  1. Matthew Limb, freelance journalist
  1. 1London

UK doctors should view taking time out to work or train overseas, particularly in developing countries, as a “positive career move” that could bring “immeasurable” benefits, the BMA has said.

It has published updated guidance designed to support doctors at all stages of their careers who are considering working or training overseas and to answer concerns they may have (

The BMA’s chairman of council, Mark Porter, said it was “more important than ever” for clinicians to gain international experience in developing countries, …

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