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Ethnic minority doctors are less likely to gain consultant posts, survey finds

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: (Published 22 October 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4109
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Doctors from ethnic minority groups have to apply for many more consultant posts than white doctors to secure a job, a survey of applicants’ experiences from 2018 by the Royal College of Physicians of London has found.

“The big difference was in the likelihood of being offered a post the first time round,” said a report of the survey.1 It found that “29% of white respondents were offered a post after being shortlisted for the first time, compared with just 12% of BAME [black, Asian, and minority ethnic] …

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