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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1979 June; 29(203): 359-362, 364-365.
PMCID: PMC2159186

Integrating hospital and family practice posts in vocational training for family medicine


Postgraduate training programmes for family medicine are developing simultaneously in many different parts of the world. In the UK continuity of care is highly valued but vocational training schemes have not been able to provide continuity of care for patients throughout a three-year training course.

In Puerto Rico a vocational training scheme exists in which residents are enabled to integrate their hospital and family practice work throughout a three-year course. This arrangement is described and compared and contrasted with vocational training in the UK.

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