Most (76%) family medicine residents in one Canadian centre surveyed by Sergeant et al. planned to see representatives in their future practice5. A significant minority (42%) of the Canadian psychiatry trainees surveyed by Hodges4 said they would not maintain the same degree of contact with sales representatives if no gifts were distributed.
CONCLUSION: Only two Canadian studies from 1994 and 1996 address this question. Data from recent graduates would be useful.