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Improving the coaching and mentoring of IMGs

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 05 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3424
  1. Rahul (Tony) Rao, consultant psychiatrist1
  1. 1South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London SE5 8RS, UK
  1. tony.rao{at}

With both parents being staff and associate specialist doctors, since the early 1960s I witnessed the trials and tribulations experienced by the first immigrants working in the NHS.1 Not only did they face stark career choices, they often worked in shortage specialties such as geriatrics and psychiatry, sometimes with a lifetime of feeling that the NHS could have served them better. …

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