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'Elite' university students shun general practice


Is this surprising? Nobody applies to oxbridge unless they believe they are exceptional. Why would anyone with this opinion about themselves apply to a speciality where they are guaranteed a training place, hardly an elite specialty when so many training places are left empty. After they become a consultant in general practice the standard salary is £20,000 less than their hospital equivalents, with no excellence awards to top up. Confirmation in pounds shillings and pence that the BMA or government doesn't rate their value the equivalent of their hospital colleagues. Of course this is on top of the daily verbal abuse they hear at the expense of general practice during their time in hospital. I'm surprised they had anyone taking up the speciality.

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02 May 2015

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