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Letters Scrap the Cap

Encouraging international medical students to stay in the UK

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 05 July 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k2867
  1. Edward Christopher, year 5 medical student,
  2. Hui Wei Leow, year 5 medical student
  1. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ, UK
  1. edward.christopher{at}

More than 1500 visa applications from doctors wanting to work in the United Kingdom were blocked in four months.12 In addition to calling for more visas,2 why not encourage …

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