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Act over jobless doctors

Further to Dr Kailash Chand's letter (April 5), one of the objectives of the Indian Medical Association is to be a focus for help and advice to newly arrived Indian doctors on career and training prospects.

Over the last five years the success rate for PLAB has increased from 20 per cent to 60 per cent.

Along with an increase in the number of doctors taking PLAB, this has resulted in a lot of unemployed doctors. The time has come to find a solution for this rising problem.

lThe GMC should give clear information about the job situation before they take the PLAB examination.

lThe GMC should consider restricting the number of doctors who can appear for the the exam each year.

lThe Department of Health should have a website regarding working in the NHS.

lNHS professionals to take a lead role regarding career advice.

Dr Anita Sharma



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