volume 27, issue 5, P706-706 2013
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2013.833166
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Angelos G. Kolias, Rikin A. Trivedi

Abstract: We enjoyed reading the article by Mahdi Saleh, discussing ways of increasing the interest of medical students in a career in neurosurgery.In the fi rst instance, the author states that " the general trend of competition ratios for ST1 entry is considerably less than that of other surgical specialties " . 1 However, a look at the 2012 competition ratios shows that the ratio of 15.9 applicants/post for neurosurgery (ST1 entry) was only second to Plastic Surgery (ratio of 16.6 applicants/post; ST3 entry) across …

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