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Letters UK training programmes

Apples and oranges: comparing residency models in the UK and North America

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 09 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k59
  1. Eugene Y H Yeung, medical doctor
  1. Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Lancaster LA1 4RP, UK
  1. eugeney{at}

Baddeley mentions medical residency training in the US1; let me elaborate. Residents in North America do rotate because each hospital has its limitations, but their placements are usually in the same city. They have a wider variety of placements (four weeks), including many off-service rotations outside their specialties. This helps residents understand other teams and how to make reasonable referrals. A UK …

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