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Cardiff University course revamp to retain young doctors

Medical students will be given more time with patients under a course aimed at getting them to stay in Wales as junior doctors.

They will carry out increased medical work in the community under a revamp of Cardiff University's degree curriculum.

It will produce doctors who want "to work in Wales for the benefit of Welsh patients", said the dean of medicine.

Three hundred student doctors a year graduate from the Cardiff University School of Medicine.

Wales, in common with other parts of the UK, has had difficulty recruiting and retaining doctors.

BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke reports.

  • 06 Mar 2014
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