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Cohort studies of doctors' career choices and career progression since the mid-1970s have shown important changes in the medical workforce, in specialist training, and in employment. Examples of these changes are the increasing proportion of women doctors and of doctors who wish to work part time, the emigration patterns of doctors, and the development of vocational training for general practice. Studies enable the effects of longer term changes to be assessed, and sometimes they inform current debate.


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893 - 897


Career Choice, Cohort Studies, Emigration and Immigration, Employment, Female, Humans, Male, Medicine, Physicians, Physicians, Women, Specialization, Surveys and Questionnaires, Unemployment, United Kingdom