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Taking time out of training

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 02 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5460
  1. Zoe Barber, year 4 specialist trainee in general surgery, Severn Deanery (Winston Churchill Memorial Trust fellow 2015),
  2. Charlotte Jones, year 2 core trainee, core surgical training, Severn Deanery,
  3. Thomas Dobbs, year 3 specialist trainee in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Wales Deanery
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Taking time out of training gives doctors the chance to experience something new but needs careful planning, say Zoe Barber, Charlotte Jones, and Thomas Dobbs


  • Competing interests: We have read and understood BMJ’s policy on declaration of interests and have no relevant interests to declare.

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