Louise Laxton

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BACKGROUND Changes to the structure of medical training worldwide require doctors to decide on their career specialty at an increasingly early stage after graduation. We studied trends in career choices for surgery, and the eventual career destinations, of UK graduates who declared an early preference for surgery. METHODS Postal questionnaires were sent,(More)
The 4-year results of a fissure sealant trial are reported. Glass polyalkenoate and bis GMA sealant were applied to 590 first permanent molar teeth using a half mouth study design in a group of 228 6-8-year-old children. Similar cariostasis was observed for the two materials at the end of 4 years despite marked differences in retention. Polyalkenoate(More)
OBJECTIVE To report on doctors' early choices of specialty at selected intervals after qualification, and eventual career destinations. DESIGN Questionnaire surveys. SETTING United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS Total of 15 759 doctors who qualified in 1974, 1977, 1983, 1993, and 1996, and their career destinations 10 years after graduation. RESULTS 15 759(More)
This article summarises findings from studies of career choices made for the hospital medical specialties by medical graduates one, three and five years after qualifying from UK medical schools in selected years from 1974 to 2005. The percentage of doctors who, early in their careers, expressed a preference for the hospital medical specialties declined(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this paper is to describe UK-trained doctors' early intentions about seeking careers in public health and their eventual speciality destinations. METHODS Analysis of longitudinal studies of medical graduates from all UK medical schools in selected year-of-qualification cohorts from 1974 to 2008; data collected by postal(More)
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