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GPs’ job satisfaction dips in later life while surgeons’ rises, researchers find

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 31 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4736
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers
  1. arimmer{at}

GPs become less positive about their job prospects the further they progress in their careers, while surgeons become more positive, researchers from the University of Oxford have found.1

The researchers surveyed 37 332 doctors in nine cohorts of medical graduates from 1974, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2008. Questionnaires were sent to the doctors at different …

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