Training breaks viewed positively by educators as well as doctors, new research shows


  • 60% of trainees believed a break helped their career progression, despite recruiters maintaining that it confers no advantage in applications for core and specialty training.
  • Of those questioned 96% of those who took a break in training returned to work as a doctor.
  • Doctors were more likely to have a break if they were male, white and privately educated. Non-white doctors were 32% less likely to take a PFTB.
  • Some specialties are more heavily populated by doctors who have taken a PFTB, such as emergency medicine, anesthetics and public health.

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