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The recent article, ‘Child health in low-resource settings: pathways through UK paediatric training’ explored the importance of encouraging global links in paediatrics. It describes how UK trainees benefit from a better understanding of health system needs, resource allocation, and become better equipped to tackle global health challenges.1 Likewise, skills can be shared from international medical graduate (IMG) trainee doctors taking up posts in the UK. IMGs who choose to work in the UK are highly motivated, experienced and knowledgeable.2
The MTI (Medical Training Initiative) was developed in 2009, initially as the IPTS (International Paediatric Trainee …
Contributors JC was a VSO RCPCH trainee in Ethiopia, interviewed international trainees and summarised the findings in the article. AA designed the interview questions and contributed to each edit of the article. SS contacted and introduced the international trainees and gave extensive feedback to each revision of the article.
Competing interests None.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
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