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Just four UK postgraduate surgical training posts meet national quality standards, study finds

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 25 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4951
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

Only four early years postgraduate surgical training posts in the UK meet nationally approved minimum quality standards, researchers have found. They have called for the Joint Committee on Surgical Training to act urgently to tackle stark deficiencies in surgical training.

The analysis by the Association of Surgeons in Training and the British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association looked at the training of doctors working at the …

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