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Number of FY2 doctors moving straight into specialty training falls again

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 31 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l523
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Only just over a third of doctors who have successfully completed the foundation training programme now choose to go straight into specialty training.

The latest UK Foundation Programme career destinations report, which is based on a survey of 6407 foundation year 2 (FY2) doctors in 2018 (an 86.8% response rate), showed that the trend to take a break between finishing foundation training and starting a specialty post, sometimes known as the FY3 year, is growing.1

In 2018, 37.7% of FY2s immediately took up a specialty post, down from 42.6% in 2017, 50.4% in 2016, and 71.3% in …

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