15th December 2017, Volume 130 Number 1467

Yassar Alamri

We read the article by Al-Busaidi et al1 with immense interest. Opportunities for early exposure to research during medical school vary greatly between universities; we have previously reviewed the various…

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Yassar Alamri, Department of Medicine, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch.


Dr Yassar Alamri, Department of Medicine, Canterbury District Health Board, 66 Stewart Street, Christchurch 8011.

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