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Junior doctor training on IoM praised

Wed, 26 Oct 2016

Junior doctors using the SimMan 3G patient simulator
Junior doctors using the SimMan 3G patient simulator

An annual review has found the Isle of Man to be an "extremely good" location for education and training for junior doctors.

A team from Health Education England visited the Island earlier this year, and were impressed by opportunities provided to junior doctors through the Island's air ambulance service, patient simulation facilities and quality improvement projects.

Around 40 junior doctors are posted on the Island at any one time at various stages of their training.

The report found the majority of those who come to the Island do so at the recommendation of previous trainees.

After graduating from medical school, junior doctors spend a further five years training to become a GP, or eight to 10 years to become a consultant.

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