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Medical students’ experiences of the benefits and influences regarding a placement mentoring programme preparing them for future practice as junior doctors: a qualitative study

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Medical students’ experiences of the benefits and influences regarding a placement mentoring programme preparing them for future practice as junior doctors : a qualitative study. / Ng, Ka Ying Bonnie; Lynch, Siobhan Mary; Kelly, Jacquie; Mba, Obinna .

In: BMJ Open, Vol. 10, e032643, 14.01.2020.

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Ng, KYB, Lynch, SM, Kelly, J & Mba, O 2020, 'Medical students’ experiences of the benefits and influences regarding a placement mentoring programme preparing them for future practice as junior doctors: a qualitative study', BMJ Open, vol. 10, e032643. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032643

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Ng, K. Y. B., Lynch, S. M., Kelly, J., & Mba, O. (2020). Medical students’ experiences of the benefits and influences regarding a placement mentoring programme preparing them for future practice as junior doctors: a qualitative study. BMJ Open, 10, [e032643]. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032643

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Ng KYB, Lynch SM, Kelly J, Mba O. Medical students’ experiences of the benefits and influences regarding a placement mentoring programme preparing them for future practice as junior doctors: a qualitative study. BMJ Open. 2020 Jan 14;10. e032643. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032643

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Ng, Ka Ying Bonnie ; Lynch, Siobhan Mary ; Kelly, Jacquie ; Mba, Obinna . / Medical students’ experiences of the benefits and influences regarding a placement mentoring programme preparing them for future practice as junior doctors : a qualitative study. In: BMJ Open. 2020 ; Vol. 10.

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