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Two errors occurred in the medical education article “Current means of obtaining a MD degree in the UK” by Joseph Raine (Arch Dis Child1998;78:174–7). Both in the abstract and results section the term “submitting” should have read “starting” (The time from starting the MD to confirmation that it had been obtained was 21–102 months (median 54).) Also in the results section it should have read “Six per cent of candidates had daily [not regular] meetings with their supervisors ...” These errors are regretted.