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Letters UK training programmes

Arguments against prolonged training placements

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 09 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k57
  1. Matthew Roycroft, leadership fellow, School of Medicine, Yorkshire and the Humber
  1. Don Valley House, Sheffield S4 7UQ, UK
  1. matthew.roycroft{at}

Although I agree with Baddeley that a “residency model” has many upsides and that the proposal “warrants a debate,”1 there are far more than the two arguments given (of being stuck in a “failing” hospital and a potentially limited array of specialty experience) against long placements.

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