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Letters How to increase GP numbers

Medical schools must equip students with the flexibility needed for the health system’s future

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 25 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6959
  1. Iain Cameron, chair1
  1. 1Medical Schools Council, Woburn House, London WC1H 9HD, UK
  1. edward.knight{at}

The Medical Schools Council (MSC) values medical schools’ autonomy over student selection, curriculums, and staffing.1 It is a complex combination of these and other issues, including role models and perceptions of how rewarding a career might be, that contributes to medical students’ career choices.

Doctors find specialties attractive or unattractive for many reasons.2 This is why recruitment strategies to medical school must recognise students’ diverse interests …

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