Not all tribes lost

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6923.275a (Published 22 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:275
  1. S Davies
  1. Collegiate Trainees Committee, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London SW1X 8PG.

    EDITOR, - I agree with many of the points in Luisa Dillner's article on senior house officers.1 The position of senior house officers in psychiatry, however, is usually not as unfortunate as the general picture she describes.

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists lays down strict criteria for training for senior house officers in psychiatry.2 All trainees who apply to take the first part of the membership examination must have completed one year's training in accredited posts. These posts are all on rotational training schemes, which usually offer three year contracts …

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