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Recruitment into psychiatry: quantitative myths and qualitative challenges

  • Teifion Davies (a1)

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Recruitment into psychiatry is perceived as problematic in the UK but the paper by Goldacre and colleagues in this issue of the Journal shows that recruitment of new UK graduates has altered little over 35 years. Sources of psychiatry's malaise should be sought in its changing focus and the quality, rather than quantity, of its recruits.

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