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Education in practice
Out of programme experience: going away to bring something back: closing the loop
  1. Talal Valliani
  1. Correspondence to Dr Talal Valliani, Department of Gastroenterology, Severn Deanery, 32 Hampton Park, Bristol BS6 6LH, UK; talalvalliani{at}


In the January 2011 edition of Frontline Gastroenterology, I was the lead author of an article: Out of programme experience and training: going away to bring something back. 1 Since then, I have taken time out of my speciality training programme—an out of programme experience. I thought it would be of interest to trainees to read about how I organised my out of programme experience and how this time away has helped me to develop my unique selling point.

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