Appointment of Preregistration House OfficersBr Med J 1973; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5866.605 (Published 09 June 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;2:605
- J. Alexander-Williams,
- Ivor G. Stephenson
A new programme to try and match the preferences of students and consultants in preregistration appointments has been designed after a survey of student opinion. It is based on five main principles: a standardized change-over date for posts; holding only one post in a teaching hospital; separate application for house physician and house surgeon appointments; application six months before the post becomes vacant; and two rounds for matching preferences.
The programme has now been working successfully for a year and experience suggests that the ideal administrative size for it is that of a region or area health authority.