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Government must create foundation training places for 1500 new medical students, says BMA

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 06 December 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5633
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The government must ensure that there are enough foundation training places to accommodate 1500 new medical students, the BMA has said.

In 2016 the health secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that an extra 1500 doctors would be trained in England from September 2018.1

So far, 500 new medical school places have been allocated to existing medical schools. Universities were able to bid for the remaining 1000 places in a process which closed on 23 November. However, the government has not made any …

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