GÉRARD DROBINSKI, M.D.; DANIEL THOMAS, M.D.; YVES GROSGOGEAT, M.D.; RICHARD F. LEIGHTON, M.D.
DROBINSKI G, THOMAS D, GROSGOGEAT Y, LEIGHTON RF. Medical Strikes in mFrance. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:862-863. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-6-862
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(6):862-863.
The ferment in French medicine erupted in the spring of 1983 with the simultaneous occurrence of two major strikes, which were impressive because of their long duration and acceptance by the public. A strike by medical students lasted 3 months and a strike by university hospital residents (interns) and assistant professors (chefs de clinique) lasted 6 weeks. Thus, at one time, all medical students, house staff, and junior faculty in all university hospitals throughout the country were on strike.
Why did these strikes occur and what has been their impact on the French system of medical education, training, and practice?
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