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Junior doctor reinstated after suspension for fabricating research data

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 23 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j989
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A junior doctor who narrowly avoided being struck off the UK medical register after fabricating research data and citing senior colleagues as co-authors without their knowledge has been allowed to resume practice after a 12 month suspension.

Gemina Doolub, 31, was told by a medical practitioners tribunal last year that her fate had been finely balanced between erasure and the maximum suspension of 12 months. The tribunal chose the less severe option because they believed that she was unlikely to repeat the offence.1

Doolub, who qualified …

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