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How are junior doctors supposed to learn without the opportunity?

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 08 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5057
  1. Eugene Y H Yeung, medical doctor
  1. Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Lancaster LA1 4RP, UK
  1. eugeney{at}

Glass quotes some of his colleagues’ dissatisfying comments about junior doctors.1 But I wonder how many of his colleagues did anything to change the training of their juniors.

Did these surgical consultants give their medical students and foundation year doctors enough hands-on experience and teaching on suturing? Many juniors are keen to practise clinical procedures, such as suturing …

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