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Debate: Will restricting hospital training places encourage more medical students to become GPs?


Ludicrous to try and micromanage people into General practice. Young medical graduates are bright and often over burdened with debt and without notions of loyalty to the NHS. I've seen many who are interested in general practice but cannot afford to enter our profession. After all they want to be able to afford to have homes, reasonable schools etc Of course hospital medicine may also not allow them that either. So what I am seeing is increased emigration or at least planning. I've had sev F2's sitting USMLE exams - planning to go to UAE or Australia on a permanent basis. This is unheard of but above proposals will accelerate this.

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08 Aug 2014

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