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The positive experiences of many newly-graduated doctors who undertook FiY1 roles in 2020 echoes the findings in a report we have just published. There were challenges but, overall, most graduates found the roles valuable.
We are grateful to all those who were able to fill these posts and to be part of the UK’s response to the pandemic. Our challenge now is to consider how to harness the positive aspects of the FiY1 roles to benefit future graduates. This will be an important part of our work as we continue to shape the future of medical education and training.