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Letters How to increase GP numbers

Making careers in general practice more attractive

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 25 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6962
  1. Neil M Munro, visiting professor1
  1. 1Department of Health Care Management and Policy, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK
  1. neil.m.munro{at}

Wakeford argues that “conflicted” medical school councils have adversely affected the recruitment of medical students likely to become GPs.1 Although the academic ethos of a medical school is important in determining eventual career paths, many other influences affect career decisions before, during, and after undergraduate training (N Munro. Postgraduate attachment to general practice: influence on future career intentions [DPhil Thesis]. Sussex University, …

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