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General practice: a secondment from emergency medicine--so what!
  1. M F Nicol,
  2. C A McLauchlan
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Royal Devon and Exeter Healthcare Trust.


    The Joint Committee for Higher Medical Training has issued a core curriculum for training in accident and emergency medicine. This article highlights some of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes one may usefully gain from a period of 6-12 months in general practice and how this can be integrated and adapted to a career in emergency medicine.

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