Foundation year doctors lack surgical experience

Bowness, James S.; Clift, Ben
January 2011
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;1/15/2011, Vol. 342 Issue 7789, p173
Academic Journal
The authors ponder on the experience and competency of foundation year doctors in Great Britain. They cite the problems and changes in the National Health Service (NHS) that influence the training of junior doctors, such as study leave approval, restructuring of junior doctors' training and the problems with NHS budget. They argue that diverse medical education is needed to improve doctors' training at foundation level. The authors also emphasize the relevance of surgical knowledge to general practitioners.


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