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Why doctors should be more like soldiers

The serious investment that goes into training medical students deserves to be repaid to the state

9th August, 2015
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Ireland produces more medical graduates than almost every OECD country per head of population. Yet many of them are simply “doctors for export”.

This was Professor John Crown’s terminology in a recent Seanad debate to describe the contradiction at the heart of the Irish health service.

Expensively trained Irish doctors are exported in a context where foreign-trained medical graduates are imported to fill the shortfall.

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