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Recruitment into core medical training has declined over the last decade, leading to job vacancies across the UK in all training grades.1 ,2 The aim of this single-centre study is to identify the reasons why trainees choose alternative career paths and highlight areas that could be improved upon to promote recruitment.
A survey was emailed from February to March 2016 to foundation trainees, core medical trainees, medical specialty registrars (StR) and ACCS/ITU/AE (acute specialties) trainees and GP trainees who had undertaken a period of general internal medical training in a large district general hospital in South Wales.
There were 68 responses (66% female, 34% male). The responses included 53% foundation, 13% core medical, 3% acute specialties, 3% GP, 18% medical StR and 10% other trainees. Fifty-three per cent of respondents had spent the majority of training in a district general hospital, 28% had an equal mixture between a teaching hospital and DGH. …