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Career choices for emergency medicine: National surveys of graduates of 1993-2009 from all UK medical schools

Abstract:

Background: In the UK, recruitment of adequate numbers of doctors to emergency medicine (EM) has been problematic. With this as background, we analysed data about career choice for, and progression in, EM in a large multi-purpose study of doctors' careers. Methods: Questionnaire surveys of medical graduates of 1993, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2009 from all UK medical schools. Results: EM was specified as a first choice of career by 4.2% of graduates in postgraduate year 1, 4.8% in...

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Publisher copy:
10.1136/emermed-2013-202460

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
Emergency Medicine Journal
Volume:
31
Issue:
7
Pages:
556-561
Publication date:
2014
DOI:
EISSN:
1472-0213
ISSN:
1472-0205
URN:
uuid:d8861598-6651-467f-bf45-c4a3e067e948
Source identifiers:
472278
Local pid:
pubs:472278
Language:
English

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