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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

New Paper: Foundation Year 2 doctors’ reasons for leaving UK medicine

A new paper has been published "Foundation Year 2 doctors’ reasons for leaving UK medicine: an in-depth analysis of decision-making using semi-structured interviews" in the BMJ Open (authors: Smith SE, Tallentire VR, Pope L, Laidlaw AH, Morrison J). 

A SMERC small grant (September 2015 to September 2016) was used to fund this exciting project exploring the factors contributing to the reduction in Foundation Year 2 trainees entering specialist training in the UK.  The project team consisted of clinicians and academics from three Scottish Universities: Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews, and the results highlight the complexities such decisions and the need for trainees to be able to take a break from the intensity of UK-based training. The full paper will be available shortly through BMJ Open.

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