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Letters Surgical training and clinical trials

Does involvement in clinical trials make trainees better surgeons?

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 26 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2774
  1. Prathiba M De Silva, academic foundation doctor1,
  2. Michael T Stoddart, foundation doctor2
  1. 1University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Stoke on Trent, UK
  2. 2Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, Bath, UK
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As foundation doctors applying for surgical specialties at the end of the year, we find it difficult to know what to focus on to get the best chance of securing a competitive training post.

The apprenticeship of surgery is fading, …

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