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BMA warns trust over junior doctor recruitment

Published: Thursday, 03 January 2008   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

The British Medical Association (BMA) has warned trusts in the UK to prepare properly for the upcoming junior doctor recruitment or they will face the same difficulties as 2007.

Budding doctors can apply for training posts from January 5th and the BMA has warned trusts to be well prepared as the volume of applicants is set to be higher than last year.

Mr Ram Moorthy, chairman of the BMA Junior Doctors Committee said: "After last year's catastrophe, junior doctors want to know that a process that affects their whole careers will be handled fairly. Our concern is that without adequate planning, the levels of competition could result in a lottery."

It has been predicted that there will be three applications for every post and 20 to some of the more popular roles.

The BMA has almost two thirds of practising doctors in the UK as members and is a voluntary association.

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