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Just how prepared can we expect new medical graduates to be?
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    In response to Dr Levine's letter (13th July 2012)

    We recognise and acknowledge the issues raised by Dr Levine in his letter (13th July 2012). Newly qualified doctors can expect to be as prepared as their undergraduate training allows and their level of clinical supervision facilitates. These are important additional factors when considering preparedness of medical graduates commencing work at foundation year 1 (F1) level. F1 doctors must be able to increase their leve...

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    Unpreparedness
    • David Levine, Undergraduate tutor. Retired consultant physian

    Newly qualified doctors can expect to be as prepared as their undergraduate training allows. For the initial management of acutely ill patients, perhaps involving practical procedures, we have to ensure that training and assessment of both students and doctors occur, as far as possible, under similar conditions to those in which doctors will work. 4 days of shadowing help but are not enough. The reality for many newly...

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