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Is it worth doing a medical course abroad?

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 16 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g116
  1. Alison Carter, core trainee year 2
  1. 1 Northwick Park Hospital, London, UK
  1. alicarter{at}


With many medical courses now internationally standardised, some doctors are looking at the feasibility of going abroad for educational opportunities. Alison Carter looks at the potential advantages of this approach


  • Competing interests: I have read and understood the BMJ Group policy on declaration of interests and declare the following interests: None.

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