Half of doctors don’t go straight into specialty trainingBMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j672 (Published 08 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j672
- Abi Rimmer
- BMJ Careers
Each year the UK Foundation Programme Office carries out a survey of the career destinations of doctors who have completed the foundation training programme. The UKFPO’s most recent report, published last week,1 shows that only 50.4% of doctors completing the foundation programme plan to go straight into specialty training.
The proportion of doctors progressing directly into specialty training has fallen year on year since 2011: 72% in 2011, 67% in 2012, 64% in 2013, 59% in 2014, and 52% in 2015.
Although fewer doctors are progressing directly from foundation training to specialty training, junior doctors are continuing …